Four bolt action pens

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Project by CalumetWoodworks posted 03-18-2013 12:54 AM 1277 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished these up this past weekend. Hardware is gun metal, wood is marble wood (at least that is what I had it labeled as).

Tried to turn a couple slim lines and I think my pen mandrel is bent! Pieces keep coming out a bit crooked…NOT a happy camper. Placed an order for a new rod (I use the adjustable mandrel), and got some bushings and other things as well.

These bolt action pens are really cool, now I just need to get the .50 and the civil war bullet pens!

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 01:52 AM

great looking pens…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 02:44 AM

Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 03-20-2013 04:21 PM

They look good and has a great fit and kit.

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 07:17 AM

They look great. I saw the bold action kits in a catalog. How were they to make, and does the action work well?

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#5 posted 03-25-2013 08:27 AM

Because two or three just isn’t enough !!!


But seriously, thats some nice looking work right there.

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 01:35 PM

Thanks everyone!

@ grandpageorge: The action is really smooth. The spring in the front is large and provides excellent tension. Making them is a breeze. One tube, the front, a transmission, and then the back. I’d say they are even easier to make than slimlines! They have some nice heft to them as well. My customers are clamoring for more.

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