Barrage of Bullets & a Clicker

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Project by dustbunny posted 08-24-2009 12:47 AM 1465 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From left to right-

padauk, zebrawood, blackwood, mesquite, yellowheart, yellowheart, zebrawood, blackwood, cocobolo, padauk

I’ve had these bullet blanks since about April. I bought them from an e-bay seller, good price, and already tubed. The rest of the pen parts I bought from Wood-n-Whimsies during a slimline pen parts sale. Finally got an itch to do up a handful of these instead of one at a time. I got to practice CA and BLO finish over and over, and try out using wire to burn wood on the lathe. I had a cello string that my daughter saved for me. Smokin’ ; )

Has anyone had any experience polishing the brass or nickel bullets ? I tried several different things but couldn’t seem to get the micro scratches buffed out.

Thanks for looking,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

11 comments so far

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#1 posted 08-24-2009 12:51 AM

Woo very cool Lisa, any flavor wood you could ever want nice pens

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-24-2009 01:00 AM

these look great i have to show this to my daughter later see makes lots of pens. i would try mothers aluminum polish. i have used it for years gets swirls and small scratches out of wheels on my cars i am sure it will work for this

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#3 posted 08-24-2009 01:03 AM

Wow Some really nice pens there. Beautiful job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 08-24-2009 01:14 AM

nice work ,lisa .
now i just need to become world famous ,
and i could use them to sign autographs .

maybe you should talk with larry about that first !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 08-24-2009 01:45 AM

Automotive rubbing compound will do the trick for getting out the scratches. Nice pens by the way.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#6 posted 08-24-2009 01:58 AM

Better than Baskin Robbins.,. lol
Nice set.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 08-24-2009 02:22 AM

Thanks All !!
Julian and Eddy-

Of course !! I used to use these polishers on my motorcycle chrome and aluminum with every cleaning. Haven’t ridden in years, and my husband squirrels his cleaners away for his motorcycle. I’ll have to have him dig some out for me. Thanks for the reminder.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#8 posted 08-24-2009 04:41 AM

Very nice selection of pens. Fantastic work.

Am itching to turn pens myself but the budget won’t let me buy madrels,drills,trimmers.etc…. YET!

Great job. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 08-24-2009 12:42 PM

you’ve been busy.
These are great.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 08-24-2009 04:17 PM

used to be something called rouge cloth you got from a jeweler. We used it to shine up brass etc in ROTC…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 08-26-2009 10:20 PM

Nice work Lisa. I was wondering how different pen kits would look and now I know. The black enamel is a nice touch and really highlights the casing.

-- Rick

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