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
- 10mm Diameter Wooden Dowel
- Soldering Iron
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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:
- They’re cool! Yeah, we’ve beat that one to death
- Whoever you’re giving them to will have a one of kind item
- You’ll improve your DIY skills
- 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!