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Project by rrdesigns posted 07-11-2013 04:21 PM 1073 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First pen order, and it was a doozy. Pen style is the bullet cartridge pen from Penn State Industries. I used a variety of exotics for the blanks and had them all engraved before assembly. Finish is Hut friction polish. These are destined as gifts for a ranchers conference.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs





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#1 posted 07-11-2013 04:26 PM

Looks like a nice set.

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 07:22 PM

I hope you made a nice profit on these….I can see how much you have invested in the pen kits alone. Great work.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#3 posted 07-11-2013 08:13 PM

where did you get the kits from?

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 08:59 PM

Very nice first order. Nice work !!!

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#5 posted 07-12-2013 03:32 AM

@TheBlueBever The pen kits came from Penn State Industries.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#6 posted 07-12-2013 04:00 AM

Very cool. Thanks

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#7 posted 07-12-2013 04:00 AM

Love the engraving! I’d kill for a laser engraver. Are you sure they gave you the right bushings? The blanks look a little thin. I recently turned one of these from some Sheoak, you can see what I mean:

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#8 posted 07-12-2013 03:05 PM

I wondered the same thing about the bushings. They do seem slightly undersized but I had turned all the blanks and engraved them before I fit them to the pens. Lesson learned. I also ran into problems with a few of the tubes. They were slightly loose and I had to CA glue them to the pen kit. Scary.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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