Film Canisters?

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  1. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Anyone have any good tips of what to do with these? (apart from putting your film in them - as my brother so kindly suggested).

    Or does anyone in Australia know where we can send these to be recycled?


    Thanks.
    Alecia
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Once upon a time we used to gather up several hundred cannisters, paint them like Easter eggs, and have a big Easter party. Everyone brings some booze, and you put a shot, or mix a drink in each cannister, and then hide them in the woods. When the "egg" hunter finds the cannister, they take the shot, and keep searching. The person who finds the most eggs wins!!! and passes out.
     
  3. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Well that one does sound quite amusing - I will remember that. (Actually - I am thinking of putting these sorts of things on a website... ) Would you agree to having your post put on a site?
     
  4. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    I've got few of them hiding in my camera bag. One has my 'Lens Only cloth. One has my bubble level, modified of course with a little piece of foam on each end to prevent it from rattling around. Another has smaller batteries for my light meter, Nikon FM2N, and kitchen timer (with foam inside as well).

    Non photo uses for me was to keep a chunk of roofing tar in my pocket to tar my rear rim for bike trials, now I grind my rim so I don't need tar anymore. Most here that read that will be going "huh?" :scratch:

    and uh, don't tell anyone, but they make great firworks when filled with the right stuff and topped with cannon fuse :taped sh:
     
  5. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    I keep one with pebbles in it in my camera bag to get the attention of horses, dogs and babies. Cheap little rattle. ;)
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    As I was typing the post above, my phone rang. "Whatchya' doing?" said Nick. "I'm posting on the Photo Forum" I said. "What about this time?" Nick asks. I said "Someone was wondering what to do with 35mm film canisters besides throw them away". "Tell them they make great tupperware for your weed." says Nick. I said "OK............." :shock: "By the way, you wouldn't have any laying around I could have do you?"

    Sorry folks, I had to post it. Way too much irony there. To each his/her own and I would never post about it because of the flak it creates on an international scale but this time it was too funny to pass up.

    Oh, and BTW, Nick's girlfriend says a house key fits inside perfectly so you can stash or bury an emergency key, making it easier to find, and rust/corosion proof.

    And that concludes Malachite's contribution to "A thousand household uses for mundane objects" :p
     
  7. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I knew someone that did that, :lol: swear it was not me
    Also, Good for holding loose change; quarter only is about $7 US
     
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    Bosscat TPF Noob!

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    They work dandy for storing small quantities of paint if your into building models.....or other small parts if that model building is model railroading
     
  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I found that they work great as hides for baby snakes.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    :shock:


    Didn't we have some sort of snake spoiler warning requirement??
     
  11. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Yeah.... I had this one friend... that would uh... do that too...

    I use it for loose change... advil... cough drops
     
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    From Saturday Night Live..."You put your weed in there".
     

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