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Project by USCJeff posted 1367 days ago 1077 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a ton of pens a couple years ago for the Holidays and got burnt out on them in the process. I did some pepper mills and cutting boards the following years and got the bug to go back to pens. I refused to do anymore 7mm kits other than the few I had on hand prior. I like them, just done those to death.

I ended up going with some larger pens that were still priced under $10 plus materials. I bought the bushings for the Sierra and Gatsby as both designs use the same bushings and tubes. Down-side is that it is a 27/64” tube. Not my most common bit and I have to order tubes if needed as Rockler here doesn’t stock them on hand. I prefer the look of the Sierra, but prefer the twist of the Gatsby. Both simple kits. I also did Vertex and Polaris kits (3/8” tubes). I like the smaller fat shape of the Polaris. The Vertex is huge, but looks “tough”. Smooth click action compared to the Gatsby click. I’ve learned I’m not a fan of the gun metal finishes. The Rhodium/Chrome look works on most all blanks. Not a huge yellow gold fan.

PICTURE: (From left) 2 7mm Pens and 2 Pencils, Gun Metal Sierra w/ Purple Acrylic, All black Sierra Chrome, GM Sierra with a light blue blend, Chrome Sierra with Blue Buckeye Burl, MY FAVORITE – Rhodium Gatsby with Gamecock Swirl (garnet and black blend), Chrome Vertex in Olive Green, 4 Chrome Polaris’s.

NOTE: Another benefit of the one tube kits is that you can almost always get two pens from one blank.

-- Jeff, South Carolina





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Eagle1

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#1 posted 1367 days ago

Nice pens..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1367 days ago

What a great collection of pens. I like all of them but the red one #9 seems to the one that stands out to me most. I’ll send you info LOL

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bill Akins

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#3 posted 1367 days ago

Beautiful pens. I have had to meake several for Christmas gifts too. I also tired of the 7mm and went to 10mm.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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USCJeff

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#4 posted 1367 days ago

Yeah Ken, #9, Gamecock Swirl, was my favorite (My brother is a Univ of S. Carolina grad so that will be his). My daughter picked out the pink acrylic for herself and my wife. I like the last one called “Wasabi Green”. My sister in law is Vietnamese and told me to try wasabi on some Mandarin food at a restaurant. Not having it before I didn’t realize it’s potency and ended up in tears chugging any liquid near me. Couldn’t pass up that blank once I saw the name. I can take tabasco and peppers without problem, Wasabi, yikes.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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SC_Galoot

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#5 posted 1367 days ago

Cool pens. I think #5 and #8 (from the left) are my favorites.

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