1 Remove one large side with an angle grinder, smooth sharp edges and use as drawers for tools or small components in the workshop.
2 Cut lengthways through the middle of one large side and both ends, fold over so the other large side is creased down the middle and you have a lower profile drawer with two compartments.
3. Fashion a carrying handle (from the removed material in example 1 or from wire for example 2) and they can be used as a small toolbox.
Dick Proenecke made everything from oil cans. Everything he couldn’t carve out of wood, anyway.
I just watched a video where they made shingles out of beer cans.
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The ones I get, a can opener takes the top of fine. Does leave a sharp edge, which I tape over. I have used two as rag bins in the kitchen (clean and dirty) I used one filled with gravel as a miniature Christmas tree (winter branches) base. As I get more, I expect to use them to sort bolts and small tools in the garage.
this is one of those times i would probably go for one of those seam-cutting can openers. whatever you decide to make would be less dangerous anyway. i always seem to cut myself on the sharp edges on opened cans, even if i’m being intentional about trying to avoid it.
I am thinking about making it into a heater by burning used cooking oil. Maybe I can fill it 1/4 full cut an opening above that on the side for acessing the wick and drill some holes for air inlet. The spigot hole will be a chimney for exhaust. But right now I am lacking the tools as well as some long-lasting fiberglass wick. I made a simple version burning vegetable oil with cotton yarn as wick, it burned too fast and it was a little bit smokey.