Introduction: Spent Cartridge Crimp Connectors

I own a Ramset .22 caliber nail gun, and I was wondering if I could do something useful with all the spent cartridges, then I came up with this idea.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

You will need some spent cartridges (I used .22's from a nail gun. You could also use standard .22's from a pistol.), wire, wire cutters, wire strippers and crimpers.

Step 2: Stripping

Strip the wires you are going to join.

Step 3: Twisting

For the first method, twist together the ends of the wires to be joined.

Step 4: Inserting

Insert the pair into the cartridge.

Step 5: Crimping

Use the crimper in the middle.

Step 6: Crimping

Crimp the cartridge 2-3 times.

Step 7: Finished

This is what it should look like when completed. I suggest covering it with heat shrink tubing or electrical tape to avoid shocks and shorts.

Step 8: 2nd Method

Cut the end off of the cartridge to make a tube. You may need to reopen the end with a pair of pliers.

Step 9: Cut Cartridge

This is what the end should look like after cutting.

Step 10: Insert Wires

Insert a wire at either end of the cartridge.

Step 11: Crimping

Once again crimp the cartridge 2-3 times.

Step 12: Finished

This is what it should like like when finished.

Step 13: Examples

This is an example of some of the stuff you can do with this. Once again insulate the connections to avoid shocks and shorts.

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Ross Workshop made it! (author)2013-10-03

Thanks, happy to help.

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troopersmachine made it! (author)2013-10-02

Excellent idea, I will be adding this to my toolbox.

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