A couple weeks ago my uncle and I went to the shooting range.Since I have always been taught to pick up after my self I picked up ALL of the spent casings on the ground.I was either going to sell the brass or make something out of them, so I tried to get some ideas on projects to make and I remembered my awesome camo lanyard broke and I was in need of a new one for school(they probably won't like my idea) so I made this.
•paracord(I used the cheap $2.00 stuff from Walmart
•lobster clip(any clip to attach my ID to )
•Spent casing (I used a 6mm rifle cartridge)
*WARNING* please make sure the shell you use is already shot off. I will not be responsible if and when you get hurt when it explodes
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Step 1: Find a Shell
Find a shell you want on your lanyard I used a 6mm rifle cartridge.
Step 2: Polish Shell *optional
I didn't polish mine but you can if you want
Step 3: Drill Hole
Use a drill press to drill out the primer *WARNING* only use shot of shells I'm not responsible if you get hurt when it explodes under the drill press
Step 4: Put Cord Through the Shell
Attach the paracord to the lobster clip and put the shell over the cord
Step 5: Tie the Knots
I used a plain old Solomon knot but you could probably use nicer knots
Step 6: End Knots
Once you get as far as you want you could double back over and do the same Solomon knot(like I did) or you could just stop here and cut the excess paracord and melt the ends.
Step 7: Admire Your Creation
Show off your fancy new lanyard and put your keys,work/school ID, etc