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Author Topic: So you have an altoids tin... As a steampunker, what would be inside it?  (Read 12013 times)
Morganville
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« on: May 30, 2011, 09:43:07 pm »

One normal sized altoids tin.

What would you carry in it?

Sweets? Steampunking parts? Tools?

Currently my tin houses a bit of a snack of nuts and dried fruit.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 09:50:04 pm »

a mummified mouse skull, a tiny magnetic compass, a silver sixpence, a broken mother-of-pearl pen-knife and a nib-scraper. And one jujube, slightly fluffy.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 09:57:30 pm »

Mine have nuts, bolts, machine screws, castings, old knife blades, new knife blades, talcum powder, and occasionally... Altoids.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 10:01:01 pm »

Ooh, this is an interesting question...I have a glasses case that tends to serve this sort of purpose, within which I have: my sewing kit, including tiny scissors &/or quick unpick and tape measure; maybe a bit of money; glasses cleaner cloth; a pencil & paper if they're not living somewhere else. It's also where my ipod lives sometimes, and often where I keep other tools(screwdriver, pliers, tweezers) if I'm carrying them.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 10:03:49 pm »

ALSO

Have you steampunk-ified the tin?

If so, how?


 Mines just normal... kinda boring.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 11:29:06 pm »

well... may not be exactly steampunk, but this prop from Warehouse 13 comes to mind...

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 11:45:36 pm »

I just have a mini altoids tin, In it right now I have a silver dollar coin an old key and an amethyst crystal. I haven't got many steampunk *bits* yet, but I think it'll keep them in a larger on once I get some.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 11:52:06 pm »

I have an Altoids tin. It is stuffed to the top with cotton wool and a hacksaw blade and a flint striker with a stag horn handle. it's not particularly  steampunk, but it is useful and its cooler than a lighter.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 12:32:34 am »

A Giraffe...

Jimmy James - The Box Sketch (early)DQ

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 01:05:21 am »

I usually keep beads in the ones I have... though I do want to put together a travel sewing kit in the newest one I have...
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 01:25:39 am »

one full of tokens for wargaming,another full of cigarette tubes ,one full of change,one with a sewing kit in it, one with a set of polyhedral dice ,and two full of Altoids.I just keep collecting the dang things.                                     Miles
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 02:07:19 am »

i use mine for airsoft ammo boxes for my pen gun.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011, 09:47:13 am »

Over the years I've carried several different loadouts...

Guitar picks and an extra high E string, various allen wrenches for adjusting said guitar, and straplock bits...

Various and sundry guitar related adapters...

A complete miniturized fishing kit.

A complete miniturized SEWING kit!

Pocket Knives, razor blades, and (?) florist wire...

Right now, I dont carry one.  I have a Dr. Shoal's Wart Freezeoff Kit box that holds picks, slides, adapters, wrenches, amp jewels, and a few other random guitar bits...

Not very steampunk, aye, but I *AM* a musician! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2011, 04:47:09 pm »

A "first aid" kit consisting of bandages, a small container of aspirin and a tube of Neosporin.
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 05:00:30 pm »

Rob used to carry an Altoids tin when we went snowboarding, containing c-clips, spare bolts, multi tool, some string, wax, edging tool, a lighter + p-tex (to fill holes) and a few other useful bits and bobs in case of disaster on the hill. I imagine his steampunk tin wouldn't be a whole lot different :lol:
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2011, 03:15:30 pm »

It has a switch on the side and cables running out, because it contains a battery pack for my flashlight goggles.
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2011, 06:59:57 pm »

Energy packs are cool. Considering making one or getting one for my phone which just eats through battery. T_T

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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2011, 08:07:26 pm »

Altoids, ye olde chewing gum, cannabis, cigarettes, lead pencil(number 2s tend to leave ME broken),tums, blade, spare lighter
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2011, 01:07:13 am »

I have a small wrench, some brass bads, sandpaper, a multitool with a knife, and a very small vial of green liquid that I like to tell people is poison, then drink it. (It's just some water with food coloring.)
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2011, 02:27:30 am »

darnit i forgot flask of absinthe Shocked
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2011, 06:33:34 am »

a mummified mouse skull, a tiny magnetic compass, a silver sixpence, a broken mother-of-pearl pen-knife and a nib-scraper. And one jujube, slightly fluffy.

All the things needed to make a shamble, just add string.


I don't know how big an Altoids tin is, but I have an Eclipse tin which contains an emergency sewing kit.
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2011, 08:59:34 am »

(I was fibbing, I have to admit: my tin is a Golden Virginian tobacco tin, one of the small ones)
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2011, 10:11:44 am »

Ahhh tins...............

Original orange and brown Old Holbourne tin: Rizlas, Tobacco and lighter.

Oxo tin (held about 6 oxo cubes) now used for "recreational" addatives for my fags!

State Express tin (a bit squashed from a car trashing): copper money.

Capstan round pipe tobacco tin: a scrap of yellow soap, few red stones, a "knob" from a dirt bike tyre - treasure from the Finke race in Alice springs 20 odd years ago.

"Forest Ranger" tin, (another Capstan tin with a Forestry Commission Forest Ranger cloth badge stuck on the top) .22 air rifle hunting pellets.

and the Lofty Wiseman SAS survival kit tin.

Oh did I not mention I collect antique tins, I've got somewhere in the region of 100 all differing sizes and shapes - each has its own story to tell and different treasure inside! 
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2011, 04:33:38 am »

I use them to hold all sorts of things. It's not exactly steampunk, but the most interesting is my watercolor field set:


I carry two collapsible waterbrushes in there as well. I did originally make a Victorianesque label for the top of the tin, but it's pretty well-worn now.



Edit: oops, there's supposed to be a picture in there. Can't seem to make it go... here's the Flickr link, at any rate: http://www.flickr.com/photos/40897470@N02/5806569775/#
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« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2011, 06:53:23 pm »

I wish mine were full of cinnamon gum but alas, it has been taken off the market. Now all I have is an empty tin and inferior Big Red
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