How-To: Rifle Shell Pen Body

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How-To:  Rifle Shell Pen Body

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I have before identified Instructables user Mrballeng as a craftsman’s craftsman, and this latest offering only serves to reinforce that opinion. His work is not flashy or complex, but it’s always thought out with exacting detail and does amazing things with everyday materials. Here, he uses a mini-lathe to bore, swage, and align two .30-06 cartridge cases before soldering them together, at the joint, and fitting the guts of a refillable plastic click-pen inside. Cool stuff.

10 thoughts on “How-To: Rifle Shell Pen Body

  1. Anonymous says:

    and does amazing things with everyday materials.”

    Gotta ask:  In what world is a .30-06 shell casing an everyday material?  :)

    This is very nice work, and he does have some nice projects posted.

  2. Sherm Elliott says:

    My world.

  3. Halfvast Conspirator says:

    TSA will love that.

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