August 12, 2009

Woodworking tools from Altoids tins

Filed under: Technology, Woodworking — Tags: , — Nicholas @ 12:09

Over at the Woodworking Magazine blog, they challenged their readers to come up with tools using Altoids tins as raw materials. The readers rose to the challenge, and then some:

Altoids router

I was worried this would happen. Some of the entrants to our contest to build a tool from an Altoids tin built tools that actually worked. Sigh. Woodworkers are so practical.

We’re also practical. And so the winner of our contest is Tom Bier, who built a working router plane from an Altoids tin. The tool is impossibly clever – you open the lid to store the iron and thumbscrew. Heck I’d buy one.

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