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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:35 pm

So, its the time of the year that all the easter candy and related items go on sale. And its early enough thats its still cheap.


Friday, I bought 2 bags of easter egg things, the small plastic hollow eggs that split open to hide candy and stuff in.
Aside from these being great sabot shells, I found another use: Ice ball shells/molds. I took a wire coat hanger, cut an 8 inch length and pointed on end with my dremel.

I took the top half of the eggs and laid them out in a row. I had bought 2 bags of the eggs with 50 eggs apiece in them, so I had about 100 egg half's going across my floor. I took the wire piece and heated the tip with a candle and went through and poked a hole through each top piece as a vent. I then took a bucked of water and dunked each egg in till it was like 9/10 full.

The reason you don't fill it all the way is so the expanding ice doest break the egg shell. I froze them for like 4 hrs and then just popped open the mold to get the actual round itself. If there was an exceptionally hard one to open, I just ran it under warm water for a few seconds and it was all good.

They fit perfectly in my 2 in diameter barrel on my pneumatic gun and they go on forever. I'm going to try some food coloring in the water to make them easier to see in the day. sorry if this is overly explained or if its already been done, i searched and found nothing.

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:34 pm

I would read that, except the huge paragraph puts me off. It helps if you use paragraphs and break the post down to make it easier to read.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:54 pm

Cool that is a good idea although I do agree with MrCrowley the huge paragraph is kind of menecing
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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:41 pm

paragraphs fixed
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:22 pm

not a bad idea... what size easter eggs result in a 2" frozen round?
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Unread postAuthor: jr » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:31 pm

I seen those at JoAnns Fab. the other day and almost bought some but I was unsure of the size..for once I didn't have a tape hanging on my pocket :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:23 am

Davidvaini wrote:not a bad idea... what size easter eggs result in a 2" frozen round?


for mine ive found that an egg 2 inches in diameter has a 2.75 inch lenght
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Unread postAuthor: Launch-Tek » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:07 am

Great idea. Unless I'm misunderstanding something couldn't you have just opened an egg, put it in the bucket of water so about 1/10 was above the water line and closed the egg trapping the water inside. No holes. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:53 am

Launch-Tek wrote:Great idea. Unless I'm misunderstanding something couldn't you have just opened an egg, put it in the bucket of water so about 1/10 was above the water line and closed the egg trapping the water inside. No holes. :)


if they seperate into halves then wouldnt you only get less than half full with your method, 3/4 if u were damn quick to put them together?
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:33 am

Carlman wrote:
Launch-Tek wrote:Great idea. Unless I'm misunderstanding something couldn't you have just opened an egg, put it in the bucket of water so about 1/10 was above the water line and closed the egg trapping the water inside. No holes. :)


if they seperate into halves then wouldnt you only get less than half full with your method, 3/4 if u were damn quick to put them together?


Think about this method again, if both halves are under water you can get as much water in them as you like...
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:44 am

Novacastrian wrote:
Carlman wrote:
Launch-Tek wrote:Great idea. Unless I'm misunderstanding something couldn't you have just opened an egg, put it in the bucket of water so about 1/10 was above the water line and closed the egg trapping the water inside. No holes. :)


if they seperate into halves then wouldnt you only get less than half full with your method, 3/4 if u were damn quick to put them together?


Think about this method again, if both halves are under water you can get as much water in them as you like...


Yea im a bit tired at the moment aye, didnt read it right, had a big night last night lol

*looks at bottles scattered round house, holds head and groans*

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