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Offline Shnick

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Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« on: January 07, 2017, 11:12:13 AM »
It's been a while since I posted a video here, but this one fits right in with the Fire Craft topic.
Most of us frugal types already know about mint tins, but having a bit of extra room in your tin can make all the difference.
I have domed out 3 sizes, small for charred cloth, medium to hold a striker and flint, large for collecting/maintaining tinder.
The advantage to this is that I can collect tinder without having to move (and disturb) the fragile charred cloth to another container.

So here's a quick DIY, give it a shot, I'd like to see what y'all come up with.

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: January 07, 2017, 11:20:04 AM by Shnick »

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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 01:08:07 PM »
Great video. Really enjoyed the tutorial. ...very well done!

Now I have to pick up some tins.  8)

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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 03:24:15 PM »
Good stuff. Will be a fun project. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 08:55:35 PM »
  Funny, I was just browsing some of the Ted Cash tinder boxes, modeled on 18th century tinder boxes. They are all domed.....I guess they probably knew what they were doing.
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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 09:26:36 PM »
Great little video, Schnick!  :thumbsup:      Real caveats to look out for and great tips for success!  Looks like the leather scrap worked real well for you, too.   I performed a similar operation with a piece of copper one time, but my 'anvil' of choice was a shot bag filled with sand.  I'm not saying it was better, but just something that I had around at the time..........and I didn't know any better. :shrug:  :-[
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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 07:50:04 AM »
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 05:42:17 PM »
Good video, great presentation, I need to try that.  Right now I keep my flint and steel kit in an old Erinmore tobacco tin I got when I stopped in Shamrock on my way back from the sand.  Thanks for posting.  Wes

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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 04:05:30 AM »
Great idea, Shnick!  Wouldn't annealing it before you dome it prevent some of the work hardening splits?  It must get some work hardening when the box is formed.  Then after you dome it you can anneal it again.
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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 09:19:15 AM »
Yes, I should have annealed it before hammering the top. 
I did that with a spare off camera and it held up fine. 
I couldn't use that one though for continuity reasons. 

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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 10:52:12 AM »
Neat! I like the look of the finished tins after a burn in the fire.

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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 11:45:31 AM »
Very cool. If I remember right when I did it, it was on an stake anvil face without paddingbut maybe not.

Also if you wanted to, one could use rounded punch or similar thing to emboss initials or whatever. Great quality vid Shnick Thanks

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Re: Domed Fire Tins - DIY
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 08:55:52 PM »
Thanks for the idea and video tutorial.   I think I'll give it a try with the tins I've got lying around.

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