I told Jay that I needed pictures from him so that I wouldn’t upset my followers. After all, if I posted another crochet project there might be a riot. Luckily, Jay had a project waiting in the wings. Apparently somebody where Jay works reloads his own ammunition, but was having a hard time finding bullets. Attempting to make a bullet mold was a challenge that Jay was willing to accept.
Jay has downloaded the pictures to my computer and left them for me to post here. I have not discussed any of these with him, so let’s see what he left sitting on the desktop.
Make sure that you have enough energy to get through the mold-making process; eat your aluminum popsicle first. It will give you strength and fortitude.
At first I didn’t know what I was supposed to be looking at in the picture. Then I saw them peeking up over the vise. It’s difficult to determine what’s what in the picture when everything is the same color.
Quick as a wink you have two metal blocks and some pins. Don’t drop the pins, though, because you’ll never find them.
Okay, I see a piece of round stock in the lathe…
The round stock is now wearing a turtleneck…
<Insert dirty joke referring to ‘just the tip’ here>
Today’s PSA: Don’t drink and lathe…
And just like that you have the perfect shade of lipstick for that special tin woman in your life.
All that work and you cut it in half? Why didn’t you only turn half of it if that’s all you wanted?
Add a couple drops of water and watch it grow before your eyes! Oh, nevermind, it was just turned around.
Two Sil-ver Rings….
That is a very tiny bayonet. It needs to be pointier if you want it to actually work.
Oh, I see! It’s actually a cutter to make the mold indent for the bullet. That makes a lot more sense.
Actually, the cutter is reminding me of the wooden paddles you would get with the cups of ice cream when you were in school. Man, I could really go for a vanilla ice cream cup right about now.
Once the bullet is poured you have to be able to get it out easily while keeping the re-alignment of the mold quick and easy. Mold Hinge.
I suggested that Jay use Elmer’s glue. He went with bolts instead. I thought he wanted a challenge…
And just like that you, too, can have your own personal bullet mold!
Unless you have a very small funnel, you’re going to need to add one more thing to this mold.
Not only is it a funnel, but it also slices and dices! The next time you need to cut up carrots for a salad reach for your trusty bullet mold!
Don’t forget to add insulated handles. Otherwise things are going to get a little hot. Let’s see if it works…
We’ll drizzle a little of this into the mold…
Voila! A bullet! Let’s see if we can do that again.
A little more of this…
I could do this all day.
But I’ll stop here.
And that’s how you make a bullet mold!
Next week we’ll attempt a jello mold. Stay tuned.