Monday, November 12, 2007

How To Make a Stealth Can Sleeve:

DISCLAIMER: In this article you are going to be cutting up an aluminum can. The pieces are really sharp. Be careful. We don’t take any responsibility for you cutting yourself.

DISCLAIMER II: We wrote this article really fast, so our can sleeve doesn’t look very good. This really takes some time to do. Our results turned out ok, no one noticed that we weren’t actually drinking Dr. Pepper, but the more time and effort you put into this the better it will look.

  1. Get a soda can.

  2. Cut the top and bottom off of the can. Cut along the blue lines in the picture below. I used a utility knife for both sides, but if you have a can opener that cuts from the side, that works best for taking the top off. You’re on your own for the bottom. You want to cut right along the line where the printed label meets the silver aluminum part.

  3. It should look something like this:

  4. Cut the can lengthwise using a pair of sharp scissors. You want to cut it where the label overlaps, this is right beside the nutrition facts. (I realize that in the picture below, I hadn’t cut the bottom off yet, but you should. It works better)

  5. You should now have a big rectangle of aluminum. It should just be the label. Trim up an excess aluminum if you can.

  6. Roll the can up so that it is tight. This will make it stay over the can tightly. My cuts aren’t very clean. I did this really fast, you might want to take a little bit more time to make your cuts cleaner than mine. This is the time that you want to smooth out any wrinkles in the can too.

  7. Slip the sleeve around your beverage of choice

  8. Enjoy!

This post was inspired by this youtube video by

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

How to Build a Humidor for Cheap: (the Tupperdor)

  1. You will first need an appropriately sized container. I used a Rubbermaid Roughneck. Whatever you use, make sure that it is right size to fit your needs, and has an airtight seal.

  2. Wash your container with soap and water, twice. You want to remove the "plastic smell"

  3. Take off the lid, and cut a small viewing window in it. I used a CD case to seal the hole and make a small window to see in.

  4. Obtain a digital hygrometer/thermometer. I got mine at Wal-Mart for about six dollars. (Make sure that you remove the clip from the back to expose the air intake better)

  5. Attach the hygrometer to the lid so that you can see the display through the lid. Make sure that the seal between the CD case and the lid is airtight. I just used scotch tape to attach mine, but I'm sure that there are better ways. Someone reccomended a silicone bead.

  6. (Note that the conditions shown above are not ideal. Ideally, you want 70%RH, and 70(f))

  7. Get a humidification device. I use The Puck ( and a Water Pillow ( During the winter, you will need more humidification.

  8. Place an empty cigar box into your humidor, along with the humidification devices. I broke up another empty box and put it in there too, so that I would have more cedar wood to hold humidity.

  9. Rub down all of the cedar with a light coat of DISTILLED water. Also fill your humidification devices as directed.

  10. Seal the humidor and wait for the humidity to build. You want an ideal 70% relative humidity.

  11. Once you reach a proper humidity level, you may add your cigars into the cigar box

  12. Close everything up, and keep your cigars fresh!