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« on: September 17, 2005 03:18:36 PM »

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I used a snap button kit and a nail to punch holes through the tin, screwed in a screw to function as the peg, and I'm temporarily using a sturdy hair rubber band as the slide/attach to belt part.

It works really well if you attach it to the belt first, THEN tie...so it's as tight as possible.
I put a couple of layers of scotch tape over the fastening edge of the tin so that it'd be harder to open and close, thus preventing the contents from spilling all over the place...if I decide to decorate the tin in a non-altoids fashion, then I'll probably wear it so the opening edge faces up.

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005 04:18:37 PM »

that is very cute! I like!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005 05:16:48 PM »

I like also!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2005 05:20:35 PM »

a very clever solution for when you have no pockets
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005 06:31:04 PM »

Nifty idea. Does it sometimes spill out?
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2005 05:17:24 AM »

Thanks for the comments!
Nifty idea. Does it sometimes spill out?
yep...haha...but not since I re-enforced the opening edge with tape (not to tape it closed, but just to make the snap more secure)
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