I’ve noticed that an Altoids tin can be used to make many a small project, but I have not found many Altoids-tin heaters. So I gave it a try, and to make your own just follow this project.
Step #1: Next
- Mark the scrap metal, or the brackets, to the appropriate width and height for the candle and the tin.
Step #2: Next
- Now use the Dremel to cut the metal, and grind any rough edges.
Step #3: Next
- Now place the brackets to one side of the tin, and create a space large enogh for the tea light.
- REMEMBER to leave enough space on the other side for the matches.
- Then solder the brackets in place. Make sure they are secure.
- Remember to solder in a well-ventilated area as fumes can be dangerous.
Step #4: Next
- Now insert the tea light and the matches into the tin.
- And test it out!
- For an extra test you can bend a makeshift holder out of any leftover metal and heat a small amount of water over the flame.