Now this is easy and fun and what not, but it is also very dangerous, as the edges of the cut-up tin are very sharp and easy to hurt yourself with. Before starting to make your reservoirs, wear steel-toed boots, special moogle-made gloves and visors. If you think that's silly, then don't do it. If you wear all that protection and still manage to injure yourself, then you can start to think about holding me responsible.
Anyhoo, let's start, shall we?
1. Cut a rough square of metal from your can. It's easy to poke a hole through the dent that runs around the top to start cutting.
2. Cut this shape. I've placed it against a ruler to give a rough idea of the size. I will be referring to the two protruding flappy things as the 'wings' and the rounder part as the 'tongue'.
3. Fold the wings upwards.
4. Cut the wings to less than half of their former size, and bend them inwards. Cut around the tongue so that it's thinner and about 5/8s of it's former length. Ensure that the tip is more or less flat. Curve the tongue upwards.
5. Slip 'er on! I've achieved best results whenever I've had the reservoir tip this far from the point.
There we go. Good luck! BE SURE to be careful, as you'll have quite a few metal shards lying around. I just put them back into the can I cut the metal from. If you make some, tell me what you think of them.
Missed a detail in one of the steps.
Edited by The penner, 21 July 2011 - 19:44.