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Project by Roger posted 07-06-2013 01:06 AM 1903 views 6 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Happy Independance Day to all…....a day late… I’m always behind. Being a gr8 holiday like Independance Day, AND, the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, I came up with this idea of a few essentials needed on a desktop. Made from scraps, First a 50cal Pen/Canon…........followed by a 30cal Deluxe Letter Opener. (PennStInd Kits). The canon is my idea. One set is Ebony, the other is Bicote, and both canon bases are Walnut that I had to dust with some black spray paint because the clear Deft sprayed the Walnut with…....well, I had a “snafu”....Too much humidity out here underneath my garage patio, and the clear frosted up…. I didn’t want to sand these little things, so I just covered em up with a dusting o black. Thnx for the looks, and comments….......yup—-good/bad/ugly….........Hope everyone has a safe Independance Day weekend. Enjoy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#1 posted 07-06-2013 01:14 AM

Just plain cool! These look great! The only problem I have is that my desk is such a mess it would just “eat” them. I do keep track of my civil war pen and enjoy it just about every day. Thanks for sharing and very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 07-06-2013 01:15 AM

What a great idea Roger! They look super nice! Perfect for the desktop. I hate it when the clear clouds up like that, I like the back! Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 07-06-2013 01:21 AM

Those are so neat!!

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2013 01:48 AM

Nice Roger!

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#5 posted 07-06-2013 01:51 AM

That’s just one cannon of an idea Roger, what an explosion of creativity, they both look banging spectacular. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 01:54 AM

Very nice and original design. Like how you made the “carriage” for the cannons. Just a great job all the way around. I’ll take 12 !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 07-06-2013 02:13 AM

Great idea! Look great too!

-- Roger

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#8 posted 07-06-2013 02:37 AM

Really cool, Roger. When you hit that primer stay away from behind it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is a neat idea!!!!!!!! cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 07-06-2013 03:21 AM

Nice job Roger. Don’t be ashamed of the panchromatic dust’in, stevemarin would be proud.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#10 posted 07-06-2013 03:32 AM

Sweet idea and nice job my friend the only problem i have is that i dont have one on my desk, i could scare off the trades i dont feel in the mood to deal with

Happy 4th to you too buddy keep up the great work

-- Joe, Florida

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#11 posted 07-06-2013 04:15 AM

Great idea for recycling rifle brass, other than reloading it. Beautiful sets. I just love the size of a .50 BMG round.

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#12 posted 07-06-2013 05:52 AM

Very neat and unique.

Great idea.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 07-06-2013 08:04 AM

I hope you had a great Independence too day Roger. I love your little canons. A fun post for the 4th of July.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 07-06-2013 08:40 AM

Great idea Roger, looks fantastic. From my recollection of a 50 cal round the casing is much heavier than a standard pen, but who cares when they look so cool….great job

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#15 posted 07-06-2013 10:22 AM

Very nice Roger the cannons would make a great gift to any gun collector, awesome job!

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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