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Old 11-06-2018, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So I wanted to make my gun enthusiast uncle a Bullet Click Pen. So seeings how I could get 2 bodys out of one blank, these are made with African Blackwood. I have some zebrawood already to go for my next two. After these, I don't plan on making anymore for a while. I don't really like how these go together very well and it seems the clicker can be a little temperamental. Other than that, they turned out ok. Could have been better.
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From what I see your part of the project is excellent. Can't comment about the kits, but as with many others, you will probably focus on a few that you like and have confidence in after trying a bunch.

And I listened to a few of your songs, very impressive; wish I could carry a tune.
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Nice work !! ... which exact kit did you use ? ... there are several sources for similar kits .
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These are the Legacy Bullet Click kit.
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From what I see your part of the project is excellent. Can't comment about the kits, but as with many others, you will probably focus on a few that you like and have confidence in after trying a bunch.

And I listened to a few of your songs, very impressive; wish I could carry a tune.
Thanks Mark! I've changed turning my last few pens from a spindle gouge to a skew. The skew, at least to me, seems to lathe much easier. I don't have to use my calipers as much to make sure it's even. I still use the calipers to proof it, but it's usually right where I want it after using the skew.

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Bobby, you have challenged me to use the skew on pen blanks. How does it work on acrylic and other synthetics? I am told that a good skew will leave a minimum of sanding.
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Bobby, you have challenged me to use the skew on pen blanks. How does it work on acrylic and other synthetics? I am told that a good skew will leave a minimum of sanding.
I haven't done any acrylics yet, just wood. Works great on the wood blanks though! It does leave a much better finish. I usually start at a little 120, then to 220, then 400 and I even go to 800. My method in all my wood is The top finish is only as good as your bottom finish. Using the skew, I usually now go straight to 220 and skip the 120.
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