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My new tender box

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by dogwood dan, May 4, 2012.

  1. dogwood dan

    dogwood dan KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    910
    Aug 19, 2011
    I wanted to share a tender box idea I read about in Backwoodsmen To make it I epoxied a fero rod (about 2" long) to the side of an Altoids (small size) tin, then filled the tin with petroleum jelly cotton balls. I then cut down an old hack saw blade for a striker and now I have and all weather, small size, no worries tender box. I may even glue a piece of leather backed sand paper to the bottom of the tin then I can sharpen my knife or sand the mark out of the blade because I wanted to show off and used my knife for a striker while diner is cooking.


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  2. KP

    KP Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    That's a nice little compact setup and I like the sandpaper idea too.
     
  3. discdoggin

    discdoggin

    407
    Jun 6, 2010
    Thanks for sharing Dan! Mental note, now I need to order some smaller ferro blanks...
     
  4. KuRUpTD

    KuRUpTD

    Aug 5, 2008
    Neat idea ... and FYI it's spelled "tinder"
     
  5. sutured

    sutured

    253
    Oct 30, 2011
    When I saw photos of my new "tender box" I thought I was at the wrong site...
     
  6. Brian Sargent

    Brian Sargent

    Jun 6, 2008
    Please read Dans' signature.
     
  7. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911

    Dec 12, 2010
    Saw that in this month's Backwoodsman's mag!
     
  8. creativeguy

    creativeguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    Great idea. Been thinking about doing something like this myself. I do carry a tin with petroleum jelly cotton balls but I love the idea of the ferro rod on the side and the leather/sandpaper. Gotta buy me some Altoids.
     
  9. sisk61

    sisk61

    498
    Jun 24, 2011
    Dan thats a great idea!!! i never thought about attaching a ferro rod to the side of an altoids tin.. I HAVE to try this now...
     
  10. Bigskymt

    Bigskymt

    96
    Apr 9, 2010
    Very cool, going to copy that setup. Thank you for the idea.
     
  11. Brad "the butcher"

    Brad "the butcher"

    Dec 15, 2008
    Love that magazine, it should be monthly...........I HATE waiting for the new issues.

    A strip of good tape around the tin for waterproofing might be a good idea
     
  12. dogwood dan

    dogwood dan KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    910
    Aug 19, 2011
    it is a grate magazine! As for the tape from what I have found the cotton balls saturated in petroleum jelly (Vaseline) are water proof. I held one under water for a few minuets pulled it apart and it lit on the second strike of a spark
     
  13. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Nice box, Dan! And the knife too....
     
  14. dogwood dan

    dogwood dan KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    910
    Aug 19, 2011

    thank you on both counts the knife is an ecd I made for my self from 0-1 and magnolia. The magnolia handle is not a popular choice but I used because it comes from the same board I used to make a jewelry box for my wife the Christmas we got engaged. Next I am going to do a photo tutoreal on beer bottle alcohol stove that has ben working very well for me
     

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