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Project by cajunpen posted 250 days ago 518 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 250 days ago

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 250 days ago

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 250 days ago

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 250 days ago

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 250 days ago

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 250 days ago

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 250 days ago

Great looking pen…..

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

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#8 posted 249 days ago

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 248 days ago

Really nicely done. Thnx for the link also.

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

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