Lid for Heineken/Fosters canpot
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Benjamin Smith
(bugbomb) - F - M

Locale: South Texas
Lid for Heineken/Fosters canpot on 04/05/2006 23:55:46 MDT Print View

This is not the lightest option (about .5 oz), but it is a very clean looking lid that fits fairly securely. Altoids mints come in square, oval, and circular tins. The lids from the round tins are practically perfect fits for the Heineken can and slightly looser for the Fosters can. When I get a few minutes, I will also try to cut the lip off of the bottom (body) of the tin to see if it works as well/better. It should be the same diameter, but isn't stamped and might look nicer, be lighter, and can be controlled better in terms of the "depth" of the lid.

Ben

Edited by bugbomb on 04/05/2006 23:56:29 MDT.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
lid on 04/05/2006 23:58:35 MDT Print View

Cool idea! I'm going to have to try it.

David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: lid on 04/06/2006 15:44:58 MDT Print View

I use the bottom of an aluminum cat food can... it's exactly the right size and weights 3 grams with a paperclip handle. Check it out. I used an elastic to hold the lid on for packing.

Edited by davidlewis on 04/06/2006 15:46:17 MDT.

Benjamin Smith
(bugbomb) - F - M

Locale: South Texas
Re: Re: lid on 04/06/2006 20:45:47 MDT Print View

David - yep, that's another good option. I have actually used the top of a cat food can - just removed it, flattened it back out, and bent up the tab slightly to use as a handle.

Ben

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: lid on 04/07/2006 02:48:20 MDT Print View

David, nice setup. very nice, indeed.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Another Idea on 04/07/2006 15:49:35 MDT Print View

Here's another idea for a lid. I just looped a cord to the pull tab.

Edited by jasonklass on 04/07/2006 15:50:20 MDT.