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Walnut Shell Case
Basic Description This walnut shell case secretly houses a small gift, note, or poem. As we describe in the plan below, you simply crack open an inshell (or whole) walnut, remove the nut meat, insert a small item and glue the shell back together. Surprisingly, with a little care and practice, you can create a secretive walnut case that looks and feels like a completely unaltered walnut. This makes for an intriguing gift or party favor and is perhaps best given along with a nutcracker. Read on for a thorough description and several ideas.
Materials Inshell (whole) walnuts, super-glue, twine or ribbon. A complete material list is provided below.
Tools Hammer or nutcracker. A complete tool list is provided below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $5
Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
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the project plan begins here

step:     1            

The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared before commencing because you are free to progress without unnecessary interruptions.
two walnuts

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 varies inshell (or whole) walnuts, preferably older ones because they are easier to open.
you will probably need three to four times as many walnuts as you plan to use
#2 1 quick-drying cyanoacrylate-based glue also known as super glue or krazy glue
#3 1 twine or ribbon, see plan for details
#4 varies small rubber bands
#5 1 nutcracker (if you want to give it as an accompaniment to the walnut shells)
#6 varies inserts: small gift, note, poem, see plan for more ideas

We have provided many different methods of presenting your walnut shell case, so we recommend that you read through the plan first, decide which version you want to pursue, and then purchase/assemble the materials.

Tool List

small hammer more info or benchtop vise or bench arbor press (see step 2 for further details)
small slotted screwdriver or nut pick

step 2►

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