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Hot off the lathe, bullet pen!

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

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  1. BlackNet

    BlackNet Member

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    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.

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    This one may be a better image.

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  2. Acorn Mush

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    WHAT A BEAUTY!:cool:

    Ever thought about making them for sale?
     
  3. zaboomafoozarg

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

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

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

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    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

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    I love the pocket clip. :D AWEsome!
     
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    Very nice! I like it a lot. You did a nice job on that pen.
     
  9. scrat

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    Where do you order them from.
     
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    Very well done. Yes do make some to sell. Great looking.


    Tinker2
     
  12. Calibre44

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    Outstanding 'Penmanship'!
     
  13. madcratebuilder

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    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

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    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

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    uh wow.
    amazing work.
     
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