We propose a combination of an experimental approach and a reconstruction technique that leads to reduction of artefacts in X-ray computer tomography of strongly attenuating objects. Through fully automatic data alignment, data generated in multiple experiments with varying object orientations are combined. Simulations and experiments show that the solutions computed using algebraic methods based on multiple acquisitions can achieve a dramatic improvement in the reconstruction quality, even when each acquisition generates a reduced number of projections. The approach does not require any advanced setup components making it ideal for laboratory-based X-ray tomography.