Here's a cool thing to do with spent casings. For those of you who don't reload your shells, try making them into bullet candles!
Step 1: Prepare the Wick
I used a I used a cotton swab with a hollow plastic stick. A torn up cotton ball stuffed into the casing could also be used. If you use the swab, cut the stick to the length of the casing so that the cotton sticks out the neck. It should look like a fluffy white bullet when done.
Step 2: Fuel Up
Next you'll need a fuel. Just about any flammable liquid will work. I used rubbing alcohol because it burns relatively cool and clean, better for indoor use. Other options could be lighter fluid, tiki oil, scented candle oil, and so forth. Be careful of what you burn indoors.
Fill the casing almost to the top with your fuel.
Step 3: Final Assembly
With the casing full of fuel, all that is left is to place the wick inside. Be careful not to tip over the shell, spilling flammable chemicals everywhere.
Step 4: Light and Enjoy
Set fire to the wick and enjoy your new Bullet Candle!
Step 5: Afterthoughts
See the picture notes for additional tips.
I would love to see this done with something like a .50 cal or even a 30mm shell (more of a Bullet Torch I suppose...)
Thanks for reading and feel free to question or comment!