Custom Made Bullet Casing Earbuds

Custom Made Bullet Casing Earbuds

Looking for that last-minute present for that person on your list who seems to have everything?  Why not make them a gift instead?  I present you with the Custom Made Bullet Casing Earbuds.

Now, before you begin to think of me as a genius, I have to confess that I saw this idea on YouTube.  It is the creation of the folks (or folk) over at Inspire To Make.  They have a really cool site and YouTube channel – I highly suggest you check them out.  I spent an entire afternoon going down the rabbit hole that is their YouTube channel and was inspired to begin creating!

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And remember, suburban homesteading is about being able to do more with less – or different – material.  So, while building custom-made earbuds is not a purely homesteading activity, think of them as a way to improve your DIY skills and also as a way of building your creativity.

Custom Made Bullet Casing Earbuds Material

These earbuds are actually rather simple to make, material wise.  The short list of material is as follows:

  • (2) .40 cal Bullet Casings
  • TDK Life on Record Headphones
  • 400 Grit Sandpaper
  • 800 Grit Sandpaper
  • 3M Superfine Finishing Pad

In addition, you’ll need a few tools including:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Hacksaw
  • 10mm Diameter Wooden Dowel
  • Soldering Iron
  • Vice

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How To Make Bullet Casing Earbuds

Rather than describe the process, I suggest you watch the video and check out the website:

Why Make Bullet Casing Earbuds?

You mean other than the cool factor?  There’s really a few reasons:

  1. They’re cool! Yeah, we’ve beat that one to death
  2. Whoever you’re giving them to will have a one of kind item
  3. You’ll improve your DIY skills
  4. You’ll be inspired to create more

Reasons 3 and 4 are the true reasons I recommend this project.  Would you have thought to make earbuds from spent casings before seeing this project?  I didn’t.  Now I’m thinking about all kinds of different things I can do with material to make cool, one-off items.

Increase your DIY skills today and make a great gift in the process!  Let us know how they came out!

Bullet Casing Earbuds

Custom Made Bullet Casing Earbuds

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I am a middle-age guy with a wife, two young kids and a crazy dog. We live on Long Island, NY and had an interesting experience with Hurricane Sandy. That experience led me towards the self-sufficiency movement and eventually led to the founding of I aim to provide suburbanites with the confidence and know-how to become more self-reliant by providing content on topics such as gardening, personal health, financial responsibility, cooking, self-preparedness and self-protection.
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