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    Bolt Action Pen

    My FIL (remember the horse?) requested a bolt-action pen like I made him a couple of years ago. He wants it for one of his nephews who is career Army. FIL is willing to pay for it, so who am I to refuse? He wants a chrome version with dogwood. I have a piece of dogwood that got spalted from me leaving it on the firewood stand. Here's the result:

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    Bill Arnold
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    Very nice, Bill. I'm sure it'll be appreciated.
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    Good lookin' stuff Bill!
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    Nicely turned and finished.
    IMHO the bolt action barrels look best when turned B2B.

    Les
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Elm View Post
    Nicely turned and finished.
    IMHO the bolt action barrels look best when turned B2B.

    Les
    Thanks, Les.

    As I look back on some of your pens, I see your point about keeping the turning flush with the sides of the cartridge. I had seen a lot of examples of a bulging turning, so that's why I did what I did. I have two more bolt-action kits and will try them with flush turnings.
    Bill Arnold
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