The other things i make

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by TexasGunner, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Ok so one of my other sources of income/hobby/addiction is pen making. Here are a couple I've done in the last 2 days. They are done from aluminum and copper which I distress and create rivet patterns on, then cast in an acrylic resin and the turn to size and shape on my wood lathe.

    Enjoy!


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    I have a feeling I will be making a lot more of these!
     
  2. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Very nice! What refill cartridge do they use?
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Very nice! How long have you been making pens?
     
  4. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    They use a Parker type refill.
     
  5. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Close to 19 years now. Really seriously for the past 10 years.
     
  6. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Awesome! I got into doing it about 4 years ago. :)
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    They're complete sh!t. Send them to me for destruction.
     
  8. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Very nice man. I could see myself owning a couple of those

    You should make some out of spent casings.
     
  9. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    My favorite!
     
  10. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Do you sell them?
    If so, where?
     
  11. drew661

    drew661 New Member

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    Those are very nice. I would be proud to have one at my desk. Nice work.
     
  12. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Yes I do sell them. Primarily through the engraving business I own. This gives me a store front to sell them from. I am trying to get an e-commerce store up to sell them online. I do sell to people in other city/states, but just use PayPal to manage those. And yes Parker refill pens are my favorite. Especially the gel ones!
     
  13. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    I have done some of those as well!
     
  14. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is very interesting art work. I like!
     
  15. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm sure I've mentioned I love fancy pens haven't I?

    I like your pens very much.
     
  16. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    Got any pics of spent casings pens?

    Maybe a price as well? :)
     
  17. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    +1 .........
     
  18. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Don't currently have any pictures or inventory on those. I've done some with .308 casings where the bullet is pulled and primer and powder are removed. Then projectile is drilled to allow ink to pass through. That is then pressed back in. Those get a bit pricey, so I don't make them too often. I do however make quite a few where the parts are made to look like bullets. I am working on an order of 15 of those right now. I will post some pics when I have those completed.
     
  19. TexasGunner

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    Here's a couple of pictures of the order I was working on this weekend. These are a bolt action style pen, where the bolt extends/retracts the ink. They have been popular of late.
     
  20. Yunus

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    What's a pen like that going to set me back? I'll bet we could get a group sized order (shipped to different places) from FTF.