One Crafty Cop


Gardening. Woodworking. Cooking in the kitchen. Everyone’s got a favorite way to unwind after a stressful day.

But it’s something else entirely when you’re so good at your chosen hobby that people are willing to pay good money for what you do purely for the fun.

In Kentucky, Junction City Police Chief Merl Baldwin has encountered such a scenario—his hobby of turning spent shell casings into jewelry, key chains, and more has turned him into something of a DIY sensation.

Baldwin’s clearly a master craftsman, and his work is downright spectacular.

Check out this photo essay from Baldwin’s local paper to see some of his crazy cool creations.


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