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Brass pens

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bolus, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Check these out. My 92 year old patient made me these.

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  2. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Sweet! Did he handshape the little scoped rifles too?
     
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I didn't even see those until you mentioned it.

    Keith
     
  4. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Those are pretty sharp looking.
     
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Those are pretty cool.
     
  6. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    I think they are great my boy made me one in shop class. I think that is a cool way for your patient to keep going. Does he sell them? If he does how much? I would be interested!!!!!!!
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    trench art. a variation of them goes back to WWI when bored soldiers made small items from what they could find to send home.

    I have a couple of pen knives made from M2 Ball Ammo. Where the little blade has been inset and soldered into the bottom of the bullet so when you want o use the blade you pull the bullet flip it around and reinsert it back into the neck of the case leaving the little blade sticking out.

    Some of the work was quite artistic. I would assume over the years this man has seen a number of that kind of craftwork.


    his pens are very nice.