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I love these tiny toolboxes (as Father’s Day gifts), made from Altoids tins, that Natalie posted next door on CRAFT. If the mint tin seems a little… er… impractical for holding tools, there’s also a project on the same page for having kids color artwork for lids on mint tins to hold nuts, bolts, screws, etc.

There is one application for a toolset that would fit in such a tin, the emergency field soldering kit project we featured in The Best of Instructables (which can also be found here). I made one of these. Haven’t had a call to use it yet, but it’d sure look cuter to show up on the scene with the kit housed in one of these red boxes.

Surprise Dad with the Smallest Toolbox Ever!

3 thoughts on “Mini mint tin toolboxes

  1. Use rivets not screws or use bolt & acorn nut so no treads show or cut. I used 1/4″ plywood to make holder for the tins, with label on front for the contents.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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