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Project by cajunpen posted 12-20-2013 03:01 AM 1127 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ordered 5 of these kits from Woodcraft, along with the bushings and the 25/64 bit that I needed to drill the blanks. I drilled out the first one and the tip of the bit broke off! I’m not really impressed with the quality of this kit – the pen looks good, but compared to the others I’ve made – I’m just not feeling it. They are going to send me a replacement bit and I will try the other 4 kits. My Son grabbed it tonight, thinking that he would sell it rather quickly in the Gun Dept. of his Pawn Shop. We’ll see :-)

The wood on this pen is a piece of Bocote that I had lying around. I had ordered some Pens Plus from the Doctors Woodshop . This stuff is AMAZING. I sanded to 1000 grit and then applied 3 coats of the Pens Plus. I am really impressed with the gloss and finish that I was able to achieve. I highly recommend this stuff.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 12-20-2013 03:05 AM

Looks good. I’ve seen those kits and used one on my first pen. I like the style….shouldn’t have a problem selling them in that gun section.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 03:21 AM

Very cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 03:40 AM

Great job buddy. I love this pen kit, and usually make mine with deer antler. We sure sale ALOT of these pens. Gun nuts will def buy them. I usually have orders for 30 of these for Christmas, the past few years. I gotta say, these are prolly my favorite ones to do. I really like the wood that you used on this one, and the finish is great.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 03:55 AM

Got the barrel for one of these on my lathe now. Good looking pen Bill.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 04:14 AM

Not only did you do an outstanding job on this pen, your photography is really nice with sharp image and great depth of field over the entire length of a small object (which can be a real challenge). Congratulations on a double win!

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

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 04:16 AM

Cool pen. Looks like your shooting for the best. Nice job as usual.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-20-2013 09:29 AM

Great looking pen…..

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

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#8 posted 12-20-2013 11:42 PM

Looks great to me and bet your son sells it fast!

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

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 12:57 PM

Really nicely done. Thnx for the link also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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