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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 05-29-2014 07:24 PM 1003 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Bullet pen was going to be the last one in my “stock” kit for this pen type. There are 4 metal colors and this is the last one I needed to make.

I turned it with the intent of it only being shown to help make orders.

As I do with most “new” items I make I brought it to work and had it to show off. I had a co-worker come into my office to go over a few items and he needed to take down some info. He came in without anything to write with so I whipped this out to show him and let him use it to take his notes. Little to say I never got it back. We talked work as needed and he just kept holding “tHIS” pen… How much was asked & not to much later in the conversation out comes the wallet. Cash in hand I now think… need to make one like that again no better make 2 like that again. 1 for the “stock” kit and 1 more to sell.

Antique Brass is the metal color for this one. I found a great piece of walnut that had a knot in it and that made the grain perfect.
I have done this on a few items before. I chose to use gold gild cream and put it into the open pores of the wood. This I think really tied the metal and the wood together great. I wish it came thru better in the pictures but if you look close you can see it. After that was dry it was onto the CA finish and polishing from there. You get this one in some good light and it just pops.

I would like to hear the good and the bad.
Have you used the gild creams for anything before on your projects?

Thanks for looking!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 07:28 PM

Very nice. I love it when they sell. You can always make more.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 07:30 PM

Off the scale….........as always !!

Can I email or call tonight?

And, yes folks, I am buying some pens.

Carrying one of these almost (not even close, actually) makes me wish I still wore a suit 6 days a week.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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b2rtch

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 07:38 PM

Always beautiful and extra ordinary work.

-- Bert

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Max

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 07:38 PM

Another great looking pen…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Bken

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 07:55 PM

Do you work the brass as well or is that a kit?

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Thewoodman2000

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 08:10 PM

All: thanks for the look at this one. If I get extra motivated someday I am going to carve one like a gun stock.

Bken: I wish I could say I did the metal work. It is a kit. There are 4 different metal colors for this kit that I have seen. Chrome, Gun Metal, Gold, & the Antique Brass.
You can see the other metal colors on this project page I posted http://lumberjocks.com/projects/99645

Thanks again

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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Thewoodman2000

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 11:49 PM

I did forget to add the black enamel color to the list to.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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Bken

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#8 posted 05-30-2014 01:40 AM

Great work

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 05-30-2014 02:08 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Roger

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#10 posted 05-30-2014 09:28 PM

The antique brass really goes gr8 with that nice Walnut. Gr8 writing utensil. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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