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post #1 of 7 Old 12-24-2011, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Another Bullet Pen

I turned another bullet pen today. I was going to use the one I turned last week for a gift exchange tonight at a party but decided I wanted to keep my first turning so I made another. I think this is like my 7th pen.

This is Black Palm. I read that this stuff is hard to turn and shouldnt be attempted by a novice but I wasnt gonna let it beat me. Well, the first time it did, lol. The first blank blew up while just trying to round the blank. Off to Woodcraft for some more tubes, The second attempt went real well. I decided to get the blank as round as possible on the belt sander before putting it on the lathe. Worked so much better!

This one still isnt perfect but I find every time I turn one, they get a bit better. This one has a small flaw in my CA finish but its hardly noticeable even by me and I know its there. I'm extrememly happy with it and I hope the reciepient is as well.


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post #2 of 7 Old 12-24-2011, 04:00 PM
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I used to get new tubes when blowing up a blank and then figured why? Keep turning the rest off the tube (carefully), resand, and re-use.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I really considered that because Woodcraft is about 20 minutes away. Alot further than I prefer to drive for a pen tube. The reason I didnt is because I'm a rookie and I was worried about getting into the brass and jacking up my tools. I still havnt purchased a grinder yet so I have no way of sharpening my tools. I'll be purchasing one soon though.

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You can sharpen with your belt sander. That probably isn't as good as using a grinder but gets the job done.
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Brass is not going to hurt your tools. I use a scraper or similar square tipped tool to clean up those mistakes.
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Is this a kit or is this a real cartridge?? Looks good from here.


I too do these and sold a few. I make mine from real cartridges and real bullets. I powdercoat the cartridge to keep from tarnishing and they work well.


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Well, depends how you want to look at it. I did purchase a kit but it is a real .308 cartridge in the kit. Kinda the same deal except I didnt have to drill the cartridge and it comes with a gold coating thats a little shinier than brass. The nib isnt a bullet though, uses a bullet shaped nib with a copper coating.

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