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Anyone know anything cool you can make with tin cans? I have a lot of them.

>> No.2780930

Pocket change

>> No.2780932

Back in the 60s cut off both ends tape together to make long barrel. Use lighter fluid to shoot tennis balls

>> No.2780933

Two cans long string…1940s cell phone

>> No.2780935

Fill them with HDPE and melt it in the oven to make mallet heads

>> No.2781034

Check out “tin plate girl”

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>> No.2781071

Buy a furnace and do some aluminium castings. Cast random shit, polish it up on a dremel and sell it on Etsy. Bet you'd get decent cash for an aluminium kitkat and they've got the draft angle built in

>> No.2781388

tie a bunch to a string and then tie it to the tail of a dog and watch it run for miles lmao

>> No.2781400

>tie it to the tail of a dog

how are so many /diy/ posters this retarded/subhuman?

Also: serious answer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin_water_dropper

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>> No.2781457

that's neat
here's another science one, an improvised radiation detector for red dawn

>> No.2781459

It's a meme, relax.

Make a big bag of cans. Take to recycler. Profit.

How about packing them with red clay (we have a lot), then baking them in a kiln? Would the cylinders shrink and fall out? I'm wondering if that could be some kind of brick form building system. Not sure of the value of round, fired clay cylinders. On end, they would not be all that stable. On side, there would be gaps.

We have practically unlimited amounts of clay and natural gas. Large square bricks are an obvious 'yes', but we're also so poor, we have no covered area to do the prep in. Still, I am fascinated by the idea of even having a trailer (to get out of the near-rainforest level of rain here) to do this prep in, build a kiln, and start shitting out fired bricks that... should be impervious to weather.

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>shitting out fired bricks

this is genius
cylindrical clay bricks being fired out of potato cannons made from cans and fueled by natural gas
you could take over mexico with a couple hundred of those

>> No.2781852

They are good as throw away crucibles for chemistry.

You can also make a propane forge if you fill them with refractory cement.

They would probably make good plant pots.

>> No.2781981

take two, tie string between them, sell as off grid phones.

>> No.2781991

Don't forget to wax the string otherwise it's just a meme.

>> No.2782011

kek, the inventor of the uzi built the prototype out of tin cans

>> No.2782221

You can cut both ends off of three and one from one. On the unopened side, poke eight triangular holes for pouring, equally spaced around the rim. Poke a centre hole with a nail. Duck tape them all together and toss in a splash of lighter fluid or alcohol and hold a lighter to the nail hole to make a noisy cannon that can shoot leaves and balls of tape.

>> No.2783325

You can make a cannon that shoots tennis balls using a small dose of lighter fluid as the combustible..

>> No.2783337

paint them black and make a solar water heater

>> No.2783361

Cut both ends out, join them, use the resulting pipe (with homemade air pump) as the forced fresh air system for your hidden underground tunnel system.

>> No.2783417

maybe not cool but Waypoint Survival has a lot of videos making stuff with tin cans https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9MyxLppsqJGC47Ck2cF5VRVYD3DH1Xpr&si=bT15YG2a61BIUq4o

>> No.2783731

This is actually really interesting, thank you anon

>> No.2783733

Rivet all the lids together to make a large shiny frisbee…laugh as it lops off kids fingers when they try and catch it

>> No.2783749

Checked and kekd

>> No.2785619 [DELETED] 

Got any nails, black powder and det cords laying around too?

>> No.2785838

I would only use them vor heating food in an emergency. I'm not sure if they are save for food when you heat them or use them multible times with scratshes and rust.