Introduction: Bullet Shell Screwdriver

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For this simple instructable, I take an empty bullet shell an turn it until a very useful pocket tool.

Step 1: Supplies

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The first thing you're going to need to do is gather you supplies. You will need epoxy, an empty bullet shell, a philips head screw driver drill bit. 

Step 2: Mix the Epoxy

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Mix the epoxy with a Q-tip. Make sure you don't let it touch your hands and open a window. This stuff is like smelly super glue.

Step 3: Inserting the Drill Bit

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Rub the epoxy all over the part of the drill bit that would usually be inside the drill. Place the drill bit inside the empty shell with the screw driver part sticking out, It should fit snugly.

Step 4: Finished!

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Now you're finished!!! Be sure to allow 24 hours for the epoxy to cure.


RadBear (author)2012-12-20

You might want to consider placing a metal rod in the shell before gluing the tip in place. This would give the tip more support when you're applying a lot of force to a stubborn screw.

theslingshotkid (author)RadBear2012-12-20

thanks, that's a really good idea

Marianeitor made it! (author)2014-05-26

I used a big nail inside, just to top the screwdriver, nice idea!!

awesomecreations (author)2013-01-21

Hey, I made the pen version of this!

I also used a 7.62mm shell from either an r1 assault rifle or an AK.

cool, I like your planes especially the redbull one


The Fettler (author)2012-12-24

I want to "be nice" but I have such a problem with somehow ligitamising the use of firearems....


good for you steve

Schmidty16 (author)2012-12-25

u need to make a bullet laser

That would be cool but I don't have very much experience with lasers.

wouternet (author)2012-12-25

You need to be careful when playing around with cotton (Q-Tip) and (super) glue. The Cyanoacrylate could combust instantanously.
Polishing the brass casing is always cool too.
What kind casing are you using? Glorious 7.62x54R?

Its not super glue, its epoxy, and yes that is the shell

quadracer (author)2012-12-24

7.62-54r For the win

vince 09 (author)quadracer2012-12-24

that's the first thing i noticed too. one of my favorite cartage's

Aegian2424 (author)2012-12-24

I tried shooting it at screw from my AK-47 but it didn't work...

awesomecreations (author)2012-12-22

Cool idea, but isn't it a little difficult to turn because of the smooth brass shell?

Originally I was worried about that but I haven't had a lot of problems with that. I'm sure it could become an issue after a while, but usually the screws are hard for a couple seconds of twisting before they become loose and easy. I can almost always keep a firm grip on it long enough to turn it.

I was considering putting sugru around it, but I didn't want to ruin the authentic bullet feel.

Have you thought about making a fake hollow "bullet" to use as a cap so it looks better when not being used? Or perhaps painting the screwdriver brass or copper so it blends in and looks like a bullet?

A hollow bullet cap would be cool but I would lose it the first time I took it off, and it might not be easy to make it look realistic. If I wanted to make it look like a real unfired rifle round I would probably start over with a different shell and epoxy the drill bit sticking out farther. I would paint the bit before I epoxied it and try and find a bit that fit tighter inside the shell. The round used in this instructable is from a Mosen Nagant

I still want to get some .50 Cal bullets or even shells so that you can pull the "bullet" side off and reveal a kickass USB flash drive.

that would be cool, or place the neck of an interchangeable screwdriver inside and have an interchangeable bullet shell screw driver.

You should give that a try!

newb (author)2012-12-21

I don't think that adding support to it would be all that needed since it seems like your grip on the casing would give out before the epoxy would. If you're worried about it that much I would use Jb weld since in my experience it's always held up better than epoxies.

theslingshotkid (author)newb2012-12-21

I think he means like for applying downward force that way it doesn't go back into the shell when you push down on the tip. Do they sell JB weld in stores?

I was going to apply sugru for the handle, but I didn't want to ruin the authentic rifle round theme.

Mythbuster Kid (author)2012-12-19

Super awsome! I am going to make one as soon as possible.

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