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Made some pens out of cartridges

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  1. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    I've been playing around in my shop for the last few days, and made a few pens. I used a 30-06 casing for the body, and a 150gr FMJ bullet for the tip (after I removed the lead of course). I coated them in a special brass lacquer, so they shouldn't tarnish much if at all. The mechanism I used calls for a Cross style refill, which writes wonderfully. The clip and cap pieces are plated in 24K gold.

    I think I have the process for making these things figured out. It took a few tries to get it right, and these 4 pens are the result.

    These two are topped with deer antler

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    This one is topped with Logwood eye burl. It's hard to see, but it's got a lot of beautiful figure to it. The camera didn't catch much of it.

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    And I cannot remember what this one is. I'm about 90% sure it's some kind of Asian wood. I think it was curly red... something. I bought it off fleabay about 4-5 years ago, and made a pen out of it (that half had the name written on it). This was the cutoff piece. I wish I could find out what it was. I love how it looks, especially where the two colors meet.

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  2. Sam7sf

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    Crafty. Nice job dude.
     
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  3. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Impressive work.
     
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  4. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere TGT Supporter

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    Look good
     
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  5. sucker76

    sucker76 Don't let the username fool you

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    Those look great! The ol war horse can write history again.
     
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  6. southtexaspilot

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    The pens look great.


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  7. Just Geri

    Just Geri Well-Known Forum Sponsor

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    Cool!
     
  8. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Very nice looking...
     
  9. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban

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    I like the antler most.
    They're all very nice.
     
  10. Mowingmaniac 24/7

    Mowingmaniac 24/7 TGT Addict

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    Excellent craftsmanship!

    If your plan is to sell them, how much will you be asking?
     


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