Ever re-use/build something with an ammo can/box/crate?


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mberoose
October 7, 2012, 09:48 PM
I did today. Got tired of keeping my cleaning stuff and random accessories in lame shoebox, so I made a storage box out of a 7.62x54R ammo crate.

Spend $2.41 at the Depot on hinges and cut up an old yoga mat to line the inside of it. No, it wasn't my yoga mat, it was the old lady's. :p

Put all of my accessories & stuff in the spam can.

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i423/mberoose/IMG01420-20121007-1825.jpg
http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i423/mberoose/IMG01421-20121007-1826.jpg
http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i423/mberoose/IMG01419-20121007-1824.jpg

Ever do something similar?

(yes, I saw the Mosin crate table thing from Arf)

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justice06rr
October 7, 2012, 09:50 PM
Pretty neat !

I'll probably do this also when I buy my next crate of Mosin ammo. Thanks for the idea.

R.W.Dale
October 7, 2012, 10:17 PM
Ive turned ammo cans into a console for my Jeep and even fashioned an air filter enclosure from one.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/krochus/Jeepin/8372593d.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/krochus/Jeepin/HPIM2588.jpg



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fatcat4620
October 7, 2012, 10:21 PM
Dang,i tossed my crates. Guess I have to but more :)

jmorris
October 7, 2012, 10:22 PM
Made battery boxes out of 30 cal cans. Used a mortar can for a wood pellet hopper on a smoker.

Geckgo
October 7, 2012, 10:26 PM
Thought about using a small rifle cartridge holder or a pellet tin as a pocket kit. Not a survival kit per-se, just something to keep useful stuff organized in my pocket. So far happy with my altoids smalls. Long as I got toothpicks and duct tape I'm good for work.

When I saw you post I was thinking a nice little box for my car to keep my first aid stuff in, but I prefer having everything packed in a bigger tupperware.

303tom
October 7, 2012, 10:35 PM
Friend of mine has a .50 cal. can hanging on the wall of his paint shop, that the phone is in to keep paint off it.............

Rob0321
October 7, 2012, 10:56 PM
I turned a grenade crate into a pea garden. We had some combat camera guys show up when we were going through a breaching course that had built lexan covers for ammo cans and would place their cameras inside the cans so that they could place them next to the doors we were breaching to get good looking video.


Funny and only somewhat related story.... I was knocking down a wall in a town in northern Iraq and was about to pull the fuse ignitor when out of NOWHERE a combat cameraman shows up and asked if I had clearance to blow the wall. Both of us being Sergeants, I smiled, pulled the ignitor and said "I sure hope so" and started running. He caught up with my team on the rooftop that we were heading back to.

Yes, I did have clearance. :-)

jhco50
October 8, 2012, 03:26 AM
I looked at a possible house purchase not far from me. Part of the house and the entire garage were made of complete wooden ammo boxes stacked like bricks for the walls.

Deus Machina
October 8, 2012, 06:47 AM
That's how my cleaning supplies are stored, too.
Not mine, but one of the guys that goes to my school rides a bike there. He has one of those bag racks in the back, and has mounted cans to the side of it. I hope he used rubber washers or something on the bolts, because something that looks so cool deserves to be waterproof.

primalmu
October 8, 2012, 07:14 AM
Not an ammo crate, but cool nonetheless!

http://blog.aimsurplus.com/

(Second blog post.)

303tom
October 8, 2012, 08:50 AM
Not an ammo crate, but cool nonetheless!

http://blog.aimsurplus.com/

(Second blog post.)
Now that`s cool................Gives me an idea.

TNboy
October 8, 2012, 09:54 AM
I used the top off of a 7.62x54R can to make a damper for my wood burning stove, it has worked great for two years now.

EddieNFL
October 8, 2012, 10:24 AM
Used 20MM cans to build ALA-17 flare launcher test stands.

bannockburn
October 8, 2012, 10:55 AM
primalmu

That certainly is neat, especially when I know of a LGS that has a couple of those crates. Thanks for the curio table idea.

M2 Carbine
October 8, 2012, 12:02 PM
Some years back I turned a couple 50 cal ammo cans into lock boxes.
I gave one to a friend for a safe place to keep his couple handguns when their boy was very young.

I drilled holes in the bottom of the can to bolt it in place.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/50calsafe.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/50calsafe2.jpg

303tom
October 8, 2012, 12:45 PM
Some years back I turned a couple 50 cal ammo cans into lock boxes.
I gave one to a friend for a safe place to keep his couple handguns when their boy was very young.

I drilled holes in the bottom of the can to bolt it in place.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/50calsafe.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/50calsafe2.jpg
Hell I gotta dozens of em like that..............

Doc Savage
October 8, 2012, 03:56 PM
I've used them for locking storage in the jeep for years. Drill a couple of holes in the bottom. Weld nuts to the bed and bolt them down. Made locks similar to what m2carbine did, but used the round post type latches so they fit right in the existing hole.

Robert

MADDOG
October 8, 2012, 03:57 PM
My son is in the Navy and I went on a Tiger Cruise on the USS Nimitz a few years back. He was keeping his cigars in an old coffee can with a wet cloth to keep them fresh. He gave me an old Signal Flare Can, the grey ones with the 4 clamps to keep the lid water tight. I brought it home and installed Spanish Cedar in it on all 6 sides. I filled it up and sent it back to him so they could enjoy a fresh smoke whenever possible. It worked so good I did the same to and old 30 cal. box for myself. They made great humidor's.

230RN
October 8, 2012, 07:00 PM
Yoga mat?

Sweat?

Sweat = salt.

Salt = rust.

Did you wash the yoga mat piece first?

I got a BSA sight for something recently and it was in a tiny little miniature ammo box. Haven't decided what to do with it yet. That's a .223 Rem round for scaling.

Terry, 230RN

bluethunder1962
October 8, 2012, 07:04 PM
Great question. I love the console.

mberoose
October 8, 2012, 07:44 PM
Yoga mat?

Sweat?

Sweat = salt.

Salt = rust.

Did you wash the yoga mat piece first?



It was new and unused in its' original box. Like many other things, old lady lost interest in the yoga thing and just threw the mat in basement storage. Was gonna sell it on eBay, but it's not worth anything.

possom813
October 8, 2012, 07:52 PM
I don't have any pictures...

Use the 50 cal cans for battery storage to run game cameras and feeder lights

Had 2 50 cal cans mounted on the atv racks for storage, since changed over to milk crates and a tool box

One fellow built a FLIR setup and used a 50 cal can for the housing on another forum

Have enough 30 cal cans around to build the outer walls of a house. They get used for everything from ammo, to mini-survivalist kits that can be tossed in the vehicles or boat on short notice.

smalls
October 8, 2012, 08:42 PM
I've got one of those plastic trays the ammo sits in when you buy 50 round boxes keeping my grill level right now.

tarosean
October 8, 2012, 09:34 PM
Very cool coffee table. and to think my wife is in the market for a new one.. I'd better print off and leave hints laying around... Lol

230RN
October 9, 2012, 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by 230RN
Yoga mat?

Sweat?

Sweat = salt.

Salt = rust.

Did you wash the yoga mat piece first?

emberoose answered:

It was new and unused in its original box. Like many other things, old lady lost interest in the yoga thing and just threw the mat in basement storage. Was gonna sell it on eBay, but it's not worth anything.

OK, I just go a little bit nuts at the thought of anything salty getting anywhere near anything gunny.

I swiped this from somewhere, don't remember where, but if it's yours, say so and I'll delete it or give you credit:

Terry, 230RN

gunnutery
October 9, 2012, 04:05 PM
173200

I removed the rust and the top handles and painted them to match the interior of my van. The two boxes are bolted together. If I need to take a box with me for whatever reason, I just have to open the bottom box and unhinge the lid and take the top box to where ever I need it.

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