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Take a shotgun shell and turn it into a hardcore money holder! Flippin' sweet!

DISCLAIMER: NEVER fire any gun without the proper ear and eye protection, and ALWAYS practice proper firearm safety. I am providing these instructions as a fun project, and I am not responsible for any injuries or broken laws that are a result of my instructions.
 
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Step 1: Get a shotgun shell

You can do this step in many ways:

Go to a range, and either fire a shotgun or collect the shells from someone else.

Fire your own shotgun, keep the shells.

Ask a friend for any shells they may have.

Step 2: Getcho bank, sonn

Get all the cash you want to put in the wallet.

Step 3: Prepare to roll

Line up your cash and put pen, pencil or other similarly shaped object, and put it on the far end of your stack of money.

Step 4: ROLL!

Roll your cash around the pen. If it's a little messy, don't worry. That'll be fixed in the next step.

Step 5: Tighten the roll.

Take your right thumb and index finger, and put them on the ends of the roll.

Take your left thumb and at least two fingers and put them on opposite sides of your roll.

Bring your hands together, relax one hand, and put them back to their original position. Repeat until you've reached your desired thickness.

Step 6: Put it in!

Self explanatory. I think all of you are capable to do this without further instruction :)

Step 7: Awesome!

You're done! Feel free to tell teach your friends how to make this, and this wallet should hold up for years to come.

WARNING: Please don't go through airport security with this, and don't try to buy a gun using this wallet. The owner of the store could mistake it for live ammo and it could turn ugly for you.
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DiamondBack7 years ago
I can't get my driver's license and credit cards to fit. And it ruined my wallet-sized pictures. And after all that, there's no room for my money. Any ideas? Do I need two shotgun shells?
jleanse23 (author)  DiamondBack7 years ago
No, for that you'd need a AK clip.
take THAT to airport security!! XD
or maby a defused rpg lol XD
lol
Gotta love those rednecks, Americans can't live without 'em. If you are one, Congrats!!! Rednecks ROCK!!!!! they always come up with the coolist things to do with shotguns and fireworks. :)
ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS ... shouldn't be a government agency, just the essential ingredients for a successful party
as long as they're not mixed... i prefer not to suffer friendly fire
ah-hec i once loaded a firwork in a shotgun and guis wat i broke my shotgun can u tell my accent is very thick just kidding i never did that

lol XD
Jafafa Hots8 years ago
I knew a guy who was about 30 years old, and one day on the street he said "hey, wanna see the neat sheath I made for my knife?" "Sure..." I replied, so he took it out of his pocket. It was a toilet paper tube with an old black sock pulled over it, held on with rubber bands. For some reason this project made me think of that. (No offense intended.)
what an odd experience.
i concur!
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vanmankline7 years ago
I use two shells of different sizes (ie 12 Ga & 20 Ga) for match cases. Place some matches in the smaller shell and slide it open end first into the larger shell. Drilling through the primer of a spent shell makes a nice bead for crafts.

Oh the things you learn after working years on ranges...
spent shell? but I like drilling through loaded shells
I got $15 stuck really deep in a 50 cal. shell
Make a hook out of wire & fish it out?
I TRIED it is stuck to the side and i used all my wire on a steam punk gun
Live primers can be tapped out and used for other stuff... :-D
toollvr7 years ago
This has to be the most non nerdy instructable on this site. Awesome.
i love guns
Freek_Kid7 years ago
so wouldnt it suck if you had to go through security and they saw u had a shotgun shell for a wlalet..can you say...CAVITY SEARCH!!!
jesus christ on a popsicle stick can u say sawdamation
jleanse23 (author)  Freek_Kid7 years ago
Thats exactly what I was thinking when I said not to go through airport security with it.
http://www.instructables.com/id/EBIHM6FOO4EP2873WH/
There are some whole jurisdictions where it wouldn't be a good idea to be seen with this -- Washington D.C., especially. They're so maniacally anti-gun that even possession of unregistered ammunition (i.e., any ammo that isn't in a cop's gun) is a felony with mandatory jail time. And there definitions are so irrational that they may well consider an EMPTY shell "unregistered ammo" even though it has no primer or powder. The morons that write their laws know nothing about guns & just pull laws out of their .... well, somewhere dark, anyhow. D.C. law defines a machine gun as any clip-fed weapon that is capable of carrying more than (ten?) shells in the magazine -- in other words, most of the semi-autos in the world, and definitely every one their cops carry every day. This is not a place to even have a TOY gun or ammo, and their city-bred cops are so basically unfamiliar with guns in general that there is near zero chance they'd recognize this money clip as obviously NOT falling into the ammo category. You'd probably never get convicted, but you'd be spending hours getting hassled, cavity-searched, your car tossed, your friends searched & interrogated ... and very likely having to spend overnight in the can before they cut you loose, or maybe even have to spring for a bail bondsman and appear in court. Anyone who's spent any time watching D.C. courts knows how much it resembles Alice in Wonderland ... only stranger. Great little idea -- just watch yourself when traveling ....
adamthiede5 years ago
I've done this before, but I used 2 shells. Get a 20 ga and put the money in there. Then pit the 20 ga shell inside a 12 ga shell. More secure.
static6 years ago
Interesting idea, but most of use will have to carry a wallet anyway for the DL, CC and various other ID we may need through the day. A plain old money clip would be simpler if one expects to be handing out bills a lot during the day. I don't shot as much as I used and I never shot enough to make reloading a worthwhile task. The empties here get toss in the trash, if I don't know a reloader that wants them. I suppose if I saved them till now and burned the to get clean brass, I may have had make a dime or two.
Umm... I had troubles with step 6... JKS lol. Nice instructable, probably will never get my hands on a shotgun shell but meh looks good anyway.
ledzep5676 years ago
let me guess... Remington number 6 shot? or possibly number 8? im glad north carolina isnt like that, i can walk through my neighborhood with a shotgun in my hand to my neighbors house and its completely normal!
zorro33556 years ago
okok..you tell me where the hell am i gonna get a shotgun???international military?i will go to jail if i carry anyform of gun in my country.haha jk
danger boy7 years ago
finally something to do with those shells i colected!
toogood7 years ago
if you put some sand paper on the cap of a shell and put another cap on the other end of the shell you have a mach box(make shore the 2nd cap comes of)
hoooweee! Now I gots me a redneck wallet! Awesome!
benhudson7 years ago
I like. It would look great with an old style casing made out of brass.
But it more than likely won't turn out ugly for you. Although I second the recommendation of not trying to make it onto a plane with this.
madman697 years ago
a waste of a perfectly good shotgun shell
qwerty7 years ago
Just cut down the side of a shell so you have to parallel cut on opposite sides and make it a money clip
klee27x8 years ago
Shotgun shell change holder? Shotgun shell chapstick case? Shotgun shell mint dispenser?
theRIAA klee27x7 years ago
good thing i have a semi-auto!
dalton20218 years ago
and ur quotations on wallet are screwed up
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