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Hot off the lathe, bullet pen!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by BlackNet, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. BlackNet

    BlackNet Well-Known Member

    This is the latest bullet pen I made, just now actually. The cap is a 58 miniball and the writing tip is a 45 caliber, wood is red dyed stabilized maple. Finish is gunmetal black :) The trim is also in 2-3 other finishes.

    Felt it was fitting for this forum.


    This one may be a better image.

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2010
  2. Acorn Mush

    Acorn Mush Well-Known Member

    WHAT A BEAUTY!:cool:

    Ever thought about making them for sale?
  3. zaboomafoozarg

    zaboomafoozarg Active Member

    WOW is that a clip too? Amazing! Haha, I love it
  4. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Ok Pm me and i will be the first buyer. Very serious
  5. jcowan

    jcowan Well-Known Member

    Awesome. That is amazing. Please sell them.
  6. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    Very nice. What did you use on the bullets for finish, looks great.
    I ordered some of those 'rifle' clips last week.
    I've used .303 and 7.62 brass and bullets to make pens. They are a big success at Christmas.
  7. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    I love the pocket clip. :D AWEsome!
  8. wvshootist

    wvshootist Well-Known Member

    Very nice! I like it a lot. You did a nice job on that pen.
  9. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Where do you order them from.
  10. Oldnamvet

    Oldnamvet Well-Known Member

  11. Tinker2

    Tinker2 Well-Known Member

    Very well done. Yes do make some to sell. Great looking.

  12. Calibre44

    Calibre44 Well-Known Member

    Outstanding 'Penmanship'!
  13. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    Anyone thinking about making these pens it does not cost a lot to get started. Under $200 well get you setup with the basic tools and Lathe

    You can spend ten times that if you like, plus there is a ton of specialty tools you can go crazy buying. The pen parts are pretty cheap, you spend more on wood blanks than anything. You can make a basic wood pen in under an hour start to finish. It's a enjoyable hobby and doesn't take up that much room. I mounted my small lathe on a roll around cart and store all the extras underneath it.
  14. BlackNet

    BlackNet Well-Known Member

    Also will need a drill press, something to trim the ends of the blanks to make them a perfect 90 degree and flat. If you are using certain types of plastics then a belt sander is a must. A good set of chisels, sand paper and finishing products.
  15. dom1104

    dom1104 Well-Known Member

    uh wow.
    amazing work.

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