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    Finished One Hundred

    Rifle Cartridge Bullet Pen order.

    Customer wanted 20 each of Brass Winchester 25-06, 30-06, .270, .280,
    10 -.303 British and 10 - 7mm Remington Magnum's.
    I used Deer, Elk, Moose and Acrylic Forest and Bush Camo for the caps with
    variety of RT and FT Rifle and Deer Head Clips.

    Brass Casings and Copper Bullets are polished and coated with 4 coats of Lacquer using the Dipping Method.
    Antler and Acrylic is sanded to 400x, buffed with super fine steel wool and polished with Hut Ultra Gloss.

    After turning and finishing all the antler I had on hand I ended up with 48 extra caps.

    Les

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    Are you saying those pens are made of shell casings? Beautiful!
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    I would call that mass production but with high quality which unfortunately not always go together which is not the case here.

    Great job Les, was this customer a pen shop owner of any sort?
    Last edited by Toni Ciuraneta; 11-14-2010 at 11:10 AM.
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    Wow Les that is very impressive

    I have recently found a source spent cartridges and just the bullets.
    Do you have a tutorial on making these

    Cheers
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    You are a machine, Les. Great job on the pens, and congrats on a nice-sized order.
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    Les, those types of orders I find rewarding. Not only can I enjoy some lathe time, I am making some money in the process. They look outstanding and right there on the mark of excellence as your quality control standards have always been.
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    That should keep you warm this winter...Well done sir
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    Les now that is production. Those are beautiful pens and nice order for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Wow Les that is very impressive

    I have recently found a source spent cartridges and just the bullets.
    Do you have a tutorial on making these

    Cheers
    Here you go Stuart:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=14255

    Les
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    I would call that mass production but with high quality which unfortunately not always go together which is not the case here.

    Great job Les, was this customer a pen shop owner of any sort?
    The order is for A Chrysler Sales Rep. in Southern Alberta that he wants to give to some of his preferred customers.

    Les
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