by dennis999 15 Apr 2014

Following Shirley's post on the subject of "How to make a cake thingy in a recycled tin can and now, the further admission by certain UK Cuties that they are making feverish moves to save all the tin cans they can lay their hands on, I thought that perhaps all you scrap metal recyclers might wish to own up to the size of your collection and even provide photographic evidence. It is apparant that these treasured possessions rate highly for several of you and by opening this thread it may encourage the formation of a 'swapsies club.'

I'm happy to start the ball rolling by informing you that I have the grand total of ZERO tin cans........................

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by shirley124 edited 16 Apr 2014

Now Dennis you only need to have 7 or 8 cans. Shame on you to not have saved any yet. You can wash them after they have been used . LOL.... I am still using some of the original cans after lots of loaves and years, Just keep on Cooking and enjoy the recipe. Shirley

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by dander163 16 Apr 2014

I have zero--I took mine to the recycling center. I would rather use the room for more important things like yarn or fabric, I am glad that embroidery design collecting does not take up much room.

Dennis, how many screw drivers do you have? Cuties, how many screw drivers do you significant others have?

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

The 5th. Amendment prohibits me from divulging such information given that the question is not sufficiently specific. Do you mean electrical screwdrivers, engineering, watchmakers, woodwork, embroidery machine, sewing machine.................................lol

shirley124 by shirley124 16 Apr 2014

Yes I admit I do own a few screw drivers. One never knows when one will be needed and it saves the walk up to the shed to pinch, borrow. steal or call it what you like from hubby's stash. Shirley

dander163 by dander163 16 Apr 2014

So, you have many screw drivers for different reasons like we have many scissors for different reasons. Then just like hubby's borrow our scissors, we borrow their screw drivers. :)

shirley124 by shirley124 16 Apr 2014

That's right

anssmile by anssmile 17 Apr 2014

I am divorced, and live with my son. He basically has 1 set and LOTS of others taken from me and never given back. I keep on buying new sets to have a full set, and he keeps on breaking my sets. So I have quite a few hidden away. Stuff to do bead work with, general screw drivers for the house, small ones to fix my glasses, embroidery machine ones, sewing machine ones, screw drivers for overlocks, and thats not counting my scissors. He keeps on using them to cut paper, making them useless for fabric, and I keep on buying new ones.. So it is not only men collecting screw drivers...

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by jrob Moderator 16 Apr 2014

Here's a fellow that took can collecting to a whole new level.

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

It is quite amazing the lengths some people go to with their collections. We have a tv program on over here at present dealing with similar people. One has an almost identical beer can collection..........another of milk bottles!
Everyone to their own, I guess. Thank you Mrs. J.

shirley124 by shirley124 edited 16 Apr 2014

My Son-In-Law has a beer can collection, but nothing lke this. Another friend collects cups and scausers and had a special room added to the house to keep them in, complete with small table in the middle of the room with afternoon tea all set ready to not be used

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by anssmile 16 Apr 2014

Oh, well done! I'm sure you're the winner. What do you want to swop your grand total for?

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by rosakent 16 Apr 2014

Just had beans on toast for lunch, one more tin for the collection!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 16 Apr 2014

Hopefully not with a ring pull

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by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

Well, I guess that this has taught me a lesson not to start something with tongue in cheek! I just don't know what I'm going to do with you lot...lol.

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by gerryvb 16 Apr 2014

hhhmmmm i suppose to get started with the cans too....

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

Could be the start of something, Gerry....lol

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by rosakent 16 Apr 2014

I managed to save 4 cans (3grapefruit and 1 baked beans), in time to make the cake to take to Sues. However what I didn't think about was that the tins were ring pull and so had difficulty getting the cakes out. I had to remove the bottom of the tin and then they slid out perfectly. so now I'm saving again!!! All contributions gratefully received.

I wonder if Shirley knew what she was starting with her recipe?

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

That girl Shirley has got a lot to answer for!

mops by mops 16 Apr 2014

Are the cans essential or can you use smaller baking tins? I'll get my husband to have proper breakfasts again - baked beans on toast; and scrambled eggs and the rest of the trimmings to get him to eat the beans.

shirley124 by shirley124 edited 16 Apr 2014

Now Now Mr Dennis. My intentions were good. I thought you would all own a good can opener that cut the lids off nice and clean. I hate those ring pull things as I don't have the strength to pull them off and have to get hubby to do the job. Shirley

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by asterixsew Moderator 16 Apr 2014

If I check the recycling bag before its collected to see how may we have here. My husband uses old tins for paint so when I save I will need to be careful. I already belong to a swapsie club its called Freecycle. Anything I try to save is put into recycling by my husband so its even difficult to save jars for jam

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

So, if I receive one of your culinary creations with Dulux down the side, I'll know you picked up the wrong can!!

asterixsew by asterixsew 16 Apr 2014

Exactly but it does add to the taste not sure about the nutritional vales though. Now Dennis have you got Ann collecting tins to make cakes for you

dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

Noooooooooooooo!! People only visit us for a meal once..............................most are buried in the garden!!

anssmile by anssmile 16 Apr 2014

The meals, or the visitors?

toogie by toogie 16 Apr 2014

Since they only come once,must be the visitors!

shirley124 by shirley124 16 Apr 2014

Only once!!! You are lucky that they come. But then they are not so lucky if they end up in the garden. LOL....

sewilso by sewilso 16 Apr 2014

lol!!!! Oh my goodness, you all are making me giggle!!!

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by snowbird42 16 Apr 2014

I have collected only 2 so far cant wait till I have enough for my firs t batch of yummmmm I also collect glass jars for lemon curd (That is made in the microwave just cAnt seem to get enough lemons it goes so fast...soozie

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by spendlove Moderator 16 Apr 2014

I now have three so I'm nearly ready to make the scrummy cakes. I am quite proud to reuse before I recycle!

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shirley124 by shirley124 16 Apr 2014

Good to know you are collecting Sue. Best of luck.

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by airyfairy 16 Apr 2014

I have no cans :( but I do collect jam jars for when I make jam and marmalade - at least 50/ 60 of them!!!

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

Are you part of the W.I. Sarah? I have a lovely neighbour who makes jams and the like. She is the head honcho of our village W.I. She makes lovely relishes as well.

mops by mops 16 Apr 2014

Is she one of the locals Ann gave your Easter baskets to? In that case you might get a tasty Easter present in return.

dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

I'm not allowed that sort of information, Mrs. M.

jrob by jrob 16 Apr 2014

Must be above your paygrade Mr. D.

shirley124 by shirley124 16 Apr 2014

You may have to sweet talk to your lovely neighbour Dennis, She may give you a jar of relish.

airyfairy by airyfairy 17 Apr 2014

No Dennis - do not think we have the WI here in SA but my mother played a great part in WI, many years ago.

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by babash 16 Apr 2014

So far I have only 1 can. Seems we don't eat much out of cans in this house. Never gave it a thought before but everything we use comes out of glass jars. Only have one as Hubby had a can of Baked Beans. Have been looking in all the shops to see if I can buy cake cans in this shape but no luck.

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

You can't go wrong with Baked Beans.

shirley124 by shirley124 16 Apr 2014

Yes I was told by a 6 year old that baked beans are good for your heart. I won't say what the rest of the joke was though.

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by crafter2243 Moderator edited 15 Apr 2014

I will swap with you Dennis. :)
I keep on forgetting to save them. So used to toss them in the garbage.

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

No need to swap........................I'll send you all my garbage...lol

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by nonna57 15 Apr 2014

Caught out, I have 8 cans for steaming my date and walnut rolls, Please note Dennis these are not scrap metal... Just an everyday housewife's way of being economical :)

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

I've heard it all now! lol

shirley124 by shirley124 edited 16 Apr 2014

Good for you nonna. Go to the top of the class.

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by bevintex 15 Apr 2014

Here is what I do with my cans Dennis,fill them with money-even better than cake and yes I do have extras waiting to be adorned

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bevintex by bevintex 15 Apr 2014

http://www.cuteembroidery.com/871...

more money cans.

bevintex by bevintex 15 Apr 2014

and the top
http://www.cuteembroidery.com/871...

sewilso by sewilso 16 Apr 2014

Your cans are so adorable Bev, very nice and Vicki's designs are perfect! Love your money cans! What type of cans and lids do you use, are they coffee ones?

bevintex by bevintex 16 Apr 2014

I bought some cans with lids on etsy for a very good price and still have about 6 left. I liked them because they had the lids. I cut the bottom out with a can opener ,flip them over,that way you can get the money out. I put a thin layer of batting over the cans first before adding the embroidered fabric

shirley124 by shirley124 16 Apr 2014

Another great way to recycle the cans. Well done Bev.

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by cfidl 15 Apr 2014

I must admit... It is hubby who tends to collect these and only for grease collection. I however will stop throwing them away and pick out my best size, which I have already chosen. Cursory count was 3. Now hubby knows what size I want and I am sure I will have plenty soon.

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

I must have a word with your hubby!

shirley124 by shirley124 16 Apr 2014

Please do not take the one he has used for paint etc. I do not want to be held responsilbe for any mishaps.

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by dragonflyer 15 Apr 2014

Ahhh, and the can debate is on...I must admit that I, personally, do not use the "can"....well, I do not use the "tin can"....I prefer to use glass canning jars...and then I can add the lid with a nicely embroidery topper under the screw lid...and it is totally enclose and ready to gift..perhaps your lovely Anne (the one who must be obeyed) would love for you to do up some of these in mason jars to accompany the lovely Easter Baskets she has appropriated...food for thought?

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vickiannette by vickiannette 15 Apr 2014

this is a really nice idea

dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

Please don't encourage dragonflyer!

vickiannette by vickiannette 16 Apr 2014

HaHa!

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by 02kar Moderator 15 Apr 2014

Oh gee, I have none now, but ask me again in a month. hehe

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dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

I have made a note in my Cutie diary!

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by rescuer Moderator 15 Apr 2014

LOL... I am collecting cans for a different purpose. I need a place to safely store my scissors at each sewing station. I will add fabric and decor to them when I get time...if I ever get time. LOL

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graceandham by graceandham 15 Apr 2014

Contact paper!

bevintex by bevintex 15 Apr 2014

Cuties will decorate anything, bring it on and we'll bling it up

dennis999 by dennis999 16 Apr 2014

If I ever have the pleasure of visiting you Bev, I shall make sure that I never stand still for too long just in case I get 'blinged' lol

bevintex by bevintex 16 Apr 2014

Well don't say you weren't warned! lol

danababes by danababes 17 Apr 2014

I second the contact paper! .. Now I'd planned on totally staying out of this topic but hrrrrrrm, my children could do with some covered tins for colouring, cutting and drawing supplies .. tinned fruit & custard for dessert tonight I think lol

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