1st, this is NOT a project, but, a helping hand of sorts.
Just wanted to give everyone that is or has made these bolt action pen kits from Penn St. Ind. You need to check that little phillips screw that holds the bolt secure. After calling them earlier today about this problem from a friend that I made one of these for, they informed me that there has been “some” problems with these loosening up. They are going to put a note in with the kit, to check the screw to be sure it is tight before you press the pen together. However, if you have one that is loose, that is already put together, you can tighten it up. First, you need a long phillips screw driver small enough to fit into the pen when you take the tip off and pull out the refill. You won’t have to disassemble it this way. I found a skinny phillips in my “old tool” drawer. Because the tang wasn’t long enough to make it all the way up to the tiny phillips screw. I cut off the plastic handle, and, epoxied this cut-off from a cane that I had turned earlier this year for my neighbor. I knew that piece would come in handy for something. I am just trying to pass this along, because, I just found out about it today. Hope this helps anyone who has or is experiencing this. This is why I don’t burn anything until I know fer sure, I can’t use it fer anythin. :)
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net