Altoids Archive

Altoids Tin Divider and Tweezers

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One of my most popular projects has been the etched Altoids tins that I made for the Steampunk Bible article I wrote. For years I've carried one in my bag that I've used for various medications and vitamin pills when traveling. I had cut up one of those typical

Etching Tins with Salt Water and Electricity – Compliment to The Steampunk Bible Article

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The Steampunk Bible contains an article I wrote on etching small candy tins with salt water and electricity. There was limited space in the book so we’ve provided this expanded compliment article to help you should you be interested in trying this project, enjoy! In the past, merchants used

Laurence’s Etched Altoids Tins

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  Laurence writes: Dear Sir: I have added some pictures to my flickr photoset of my new etching designs. Your site was the inspiration for this madness. Each design has to be hunted for, modified, printed, modified again, etched, modified again, and then a batch of ‘production quality’

Copper Plating and Etching Altoids Tins

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UPDATE: There's some great information on this page and it's comments, but I've recently published a far more comprehensive article here: Etching Tins with Salt Water and Electricity  With this project I wanted to try a number of new things: Magazine pages as cheap toner transfer media Copper electroplating Etching