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post #241 of 255

I did it..

Well here's i my attempt. I started with an Altoid's Case (WinterGreen) purchased from Wal-Mart for $1.00.

I started with the holes, I used a drill bit, then that funny cone-ish shaped drill bit to widen and smooth the edges of the hole in the tin. I used self adhesive weather stripping, and "Creative Hands Flexi-Foam" for the bottom. I used a plastic playing card for inside of the lid, an walla!

URL's To Pictures..


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/IMG_9579.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/IMG_9580.jpg
post #242 of 255

excellent paint removal

To remove the paint on the tin, I would suggest using a buffing wheel with a white bar of buffing compound (why white? its meant to remove rust and paint on steel and other ferrous [iron-based] materials, but will leave the steel very shiny, and refined looking. However, it will leave a grain on it.
post #243 of 255
I will also suggest doing it in a multi-stage format. Use a sharp, flat edge (perhaps, a good chisel) to scrape the paint off, and then use acetone to try and clean off any remaining paint. Then use the buffing wheel to polish the steel, and make it look even nicer.
post #244 of 255
MOD

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THANKS
post #245 of 255
Hi, I'm new here and this is my protactive case.


I used a Fisherman's Friends Tin.

and for the interior, I used corderoy for the top and the bottom, and for the sizes I used foam.



post #246 of 255
Hi, one of the earlier posts shows a case with a lining around the drilled earphone hole, what is this and where can i get it? (in Scotland, A Large Part of the UK btw )

Sorry if its already been asnwered, but i really want to know how this was done, i think it makes it look like a real commercial case.
post #247 of 255
I was wondering if anyone could give me the depth of the tin. I'm trying to see if I could fit a sansa m200 series in an altoids tin. Call me crazy.
post #248 of 255
just got some new toys in. one for me, one for my brother







hmm, i'll resize in a bit. cases are very cozy.
post #249 of 255
Here is one i just did.
No pic of the access hole but it is a perfect profesional hole.







post #250 of 255
And here we have an altoids tin.
Velvet on top and bottom.
Cushy cusion all the way around.
Very profesional job.
Anyone want to buy it? :-)
Could even custom paint it with solid color and clear coat!

Anyway here are some pictures.
I like making these.










post #251 of 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by calcajun
And here we have an altoids tin.
Velvet on top and bottom.
Cushy cusion all the way around.
Very profesional job.
Anyone want to buy it? :-)
Could even custom paint it with solid color and clear coat!

Anyway here are some pictures.
I like making these.

[IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/calcajun/11.jpg[/IM]


[IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/calcajun/12.jpg[/IM]


[IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/calcajun/13.jpg[/IM]


[IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/calcajun/14.jpg[/IM]
Looks sweet dude, I would suggest making the hole at the top a bit smaller though. Looks like it could allow a lot of stuff in.
something more like this (this is the only image of one of my altoid tins that actually shows the access hole, sorry that its crappy)

post #252 of 255
Yeah, your right.
I realy actually prefer just the simple clean round access hole to plug in phones.
If my DAP is in the can thats all i need cause it will be playing a big playlist or all tracks and i don't need to touch it.
Otherwise while charging or making playlist or moving files it would not be in a case.
post #253 of 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by calcajun
Yeah, your right.
I realy actually prefer just the simple clean round access hole to plug in phones.
If my DAP is in the can thats all i need cause it will be playing a big playlist or all tracks and i don't need to touch it.
Otherwise while charging or making playlist or moving files it would not be in a case.
yeah, my first tin (which I made using scissors and plyers, looked fugly) started with just a round hole for the 'phones, but then I got so fed up with taking it out to turn it on/off and charge it that I made the hole give access to all the stuff on the top.
post #254 of 255

I'll be startign one today

I'll be beginning my mod today, i plan to use a red penguins mint tin and red foam with a long slit for USB and power button access along with the head phones

im debating weather to cut a window on the lid and glue in a peice of plastic from a cd case.





I should haev access to my uncles dremel today for the cutting and my girlfriend has spare foam.
post #255 of 255

Finished!

i applied the foam, here is how i applied the screen cover on the lid part. i cut it, pulled off the sticky and layed it, sticky side up on the face. then i closed it!


here is it finished



I added some protector stuff but i scrapped the idea



I love the idea, thanks for the inspiration!


Heres an action shot (with speakers plugged in during comp work)


here is it all done!

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