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What Do You Do With Empty Tins?

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  • Started 1 year ago by Uberam3rica
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  1. uberam3rica

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    I just set them on a shelf in my closet. I don't really know what to do with them. I have one tin I'd never get rid of. It is a tin of Limited Edition MacBarren HH Higland Blend. It's numbered and signed by the blender. What do you guys do with them?

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
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    For some reason this thread got triple posted. Weird. Good thing I'm a MOD. Got it clear up right away.

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    I use 'em to keep hobby knife blades in, small parts & screws, etc. Free storage containers!

    Russ
    Smoking a pipe is true relaxation...everything else is too much like work.
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    I put them out with the recycling.

    Bob

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    I have actually been building up my collection of tins. At some point I am going to cover the top of my work bench with them and then put clear acrylic on top of them to smooth out the surface. I have been thinking of making a smoking table in the same manner for my man cave and the back patio. I got the idea from some college buddies who did the same thing with beer bottle caps. They made a beer pong table.

    Glenn
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    Those are some good ideas Eaglerico. I keep some around my workbench to store various parts, stingers, etc. I also have started using some as ashtrays. I don't want to get into collecting (empty) tins.

    Matt.
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  7. uberam3rica

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    At some point I am going to cover the top of my work bench with them and then put clear acrylic on top of them to smooth out the surface

    Thats a great idea! It would look really cool!

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    Correction. I said acrylic. I should have said resin.

    Link below is to a bar top using the bottle caps just to give an idea. I think it will look better with the tobacco tin tops as each cover will cover more space. I am still debating as well to leave them as is or flatten them out.

    http://media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com/upload/71987294014025671_n76hTE8p.jpg

    And another picture of a more artsy approach with an actual dinning room table.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/U-xpQPGYUX-mtaPfOS7elw

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    notthing yet. they are building up. somtimes i use them to carry tobac when iam out and about.

    mike.

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    I recycle 'em.

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    Hmm. A guy built a house once out of beer cans. Maybe a doghouse or extension to the garage?

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    they make great tin's for putting stains in when doing woodworking projects..They're low and wont tip over also great for keeping small screws and bits of projects in..

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    I just toss them in a drawer in my walk-in closet. If I already have an empty of the same tin, I usually toss it in the recycling.

    I've kept a couple plastic-top 50g./2oz. tins to keep bulk handy that I have in rotation and I'm using an empty 100g Blackwoods Flake tin to deposit used pipe cleaners which I empty out once a week.

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    When I save up enough to fill a box I mail them to:

      Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)
      Regional Office, World Health Organization
      525 Twenty-third Street, N.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20037

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Classic Cortezattic I'm going to use one for a little survival kit and one for a fire starter kit.

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    I use them to store fasteners and bits. And Mrs Sothron uses them to store needles and other crafty items.

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    I'd love to collect them, but I don't have the room, so it's off to the recycling bin.
    If I could find a way to easily remove the labels, I could paste them in an album.

    "I'm always easy to please since I'm always satisfied with the very best." - Oscar Wilde
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    If I could find a way to easily remove the labels, I could paste them in an album.
    steam wroks for me but I remove the labels to relabel the tins

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    To have yet another thing to put my stupid little shit I'll never use in, alongside the other containers filled with stupid little shit I'll never use. It's not a hoarding issue... It's a when you build and maintain computers for about 50 people things change constantly, but you need to keep some things for older stuff. Plus I've got a hundred + nails, screws, nuts, bolts and things I don't know what to call, that the minute I throw out will need.

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    they make excellent candle holders when a hurricane leaves you without power for a week.

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    I only have one, so it is classing up my pipe shelf right now. Let's face it, masons are very useful but ugly. So I hide the masons in a closet and display my tin (yes singular) with my huge hoard of 4 pipes.

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    I melt bars of carnauba wax into them then store em in a drawer.

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    My oldest son takes all of mine and I have no idea what he does with them.

    cortez, that was great.

    Harris
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    I hold my empty tin in my hand and stand outside Harris's place and hope he will dip into his vast cellar and place a few escudo coins into the barren container.

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    I hold my empty tin in my hand and stand outside Harris's place and hope he will dip into his vast cellar and place a few escudo coins into the barren container.

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    Same here, trash 'em. Many years ago I saved 'em for awhile. Doesn't take long to end up with a gazillion tobacco tins stored everywhere, and no use for 'em.

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    I use them for miscellaneous tackle rigs that I create, and keep them with all my fishing gear. It is nice if I'm only going to use a few rigs in a secluded spot then I don't have to lug a bunch of gear with me.

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  29. flyguy

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    I stack them up on the shelves in my man cave as decorations. Kinda like 100 bottles of beer on the wall.

    “Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting.”
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    +1 cortezattic

    It's hard to soar like an eagle when you work with pigeons.
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    I turn mine into radios:


    Jason (N8XE is my amateur radio callsign)

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    The wife uses them to store arts and craft stuff. I use them as plates to burn candles on, keep my pipe stuff like tampers, pipe cleaners, bees wax, polishing clothes and I also use them to place a certain amount of tobacco in to dry for use. They are quite handy for screws, loose change, and to keep your pad or tad stash.

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    @undermidnight: awesome! I never thought to use then for electronics cases!

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    I just keep them in big cartoon boxes along with pipe boxes. Not sure what will do with them in the future but at least it is a good way to track my tobacco consumption...

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    My girlfriend kept a couple of the aromatic tins "because they smell nice!". After rinsing out a couple of English tins, we use them to store shampoo bars and fancy soaps in the shower. The rest hit the recycling box.

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    I am using mine to keep spare change and little sorts of stuff in.

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”
    -Albert Einstein, 1950
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    Throw them in the trash.

    I saved a few back in the day thinking I would find a use for them. Never did.

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    Using them for change is a good idea. I have a nice clay change holder I made in art class in the 10th grade. It's got a spot for change, a spot for bills, and a spot for my wallet or something random.

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    I am doing a smokers end table with some .

    "A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan."
    -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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    I would like to see pics of the tables that are going to be made out of them

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    One more idea in the hiking/survival theme is building an alcohol stove out of a tin. I'm probably going to do this using a 100g MacBaren round tin. I'll try and get some pics up once I get this put together.

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    Man I'm so tempted to buy empty tins off you regular pipe smokers, I love tobacco tins and I don't smoke often enough to really go through many. I would take them off your hands . . .

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    I wouldn't mind having about ten or fifteen of the rectangular flake tins if anyone wants to unload some. I'm dabbling in making my own flake and medallions. I'd be happy to pay a small price and, of course, any shipping involved. PM me (I'm new here. Is the PMing?)

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    I'm new here. Is the PMing?

    PM stands for private message

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    I'm new here. Is the PMing?

    PM stands for private message

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    Id also love to see how the tables turn out.

    The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
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    My daughter takes them all, and turns them into little toy boxes or some such. I get the evil eye if I try to keep the empties.

    "Pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment of human affairs" - A.E.
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