PSI's Civil War Pen, new wood pens, and a Pink and Black Billy Club in High Sheen!

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 09-14-2010 10:21 PM 6212 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just made some interesting stuff in the shop again. Thought I would share some info on a new pen for me, the PSI’s Civil War Pen. This pen can be seen at:

Easy to turn, easier than a slimline is, with just one piece to turn. 3/8 inch hole to bore in the blank. The pen is a little less than 5 inches long, 9/16th inch wide at the top. I really liked the pen with these notes. The parts are good, but not the easiest to hold and write with, not bad, but not great either. The clip is held down by a friction fitting end, the turning mechanism is in the top of the pen, with the top bullet turning to let the pen down to write with. This top bullet is only held on with a couple of metal catches and looks like it could be a bit weak, and is a bit sloppy. I doubt that anyone would use the clip to hold this pen. It is a great looking pen.

I finished mine with an glazing to antique the wood and then 4 coats of high sheen conversion varnish. Yes, I know make it look old and then put high sheen on it? That is what I had to spray and I was too worked up to wait for a lower sheen. I wanted to see this pen together!

The other pens are from some new colored woods that we got in at work (yes it is rough when you have lots of this wood to work with). Yellow and Black, Blue Green Brown, and Green Black. They all looked good and so did the other two that I gave away at work…...

The Pink and Black Billy Club is very sharp looking in the high sheen. It looks like it is wet. Painted the beads black and left the handle beads unpainted. 16 inches long, and I would not want to get hit with this one. The pictures don’t show the sheen of this stick, like cold water!

Thanks for looking, and I hope this helps on a neat new pen!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 11:31 PM

Nice job on the club. I like your design with how you did the beads. Did you do the glueup or did it come to you like Dymondwood? Pens look nice too.

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 11:32 PM

Thanks for the review, I’ve been thinking about getting a few of those Civil War pens.


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#3 posted 09-15-2010 02:23 AM

Beautiful work, Jerry! They are all awesome. I love the club too.


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#4 posted 09-15-2010 03:11 AM

Great Looking Pens!!

Made one of these for a Civil War historian. He really liked it. I used Pennsylvania black walnut. Would have loved to get a piece of wood from the Gettysburg battlefield but they frown on cutting down their trees.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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