Hello, my name is Aaron Day from Make Crazydays dot Org. Today I have another video in the spalted maple firewood series. I made this bullet pen for a local gun shop owner. If you would like to see how, keep watching. I originally planned on using some leopard wood and lost blank when drilling it out, perhaps too aggressively. This blank drilled out quite easily. Some medium viscosity CA glue is put into the blank and then spread about the tube and then slid into the blank to dry. My second attempt was to use some zebra wood. And it was this step, trimming the blank to the tube where I blew it out. The spalted maple trimmed fine though. The blank is threaded onto the mandrel with bushings. Right at the start the blank is turned round. I also knock off the corners which are left from barrel trimming. Over all the pen turned really easy. There seems to be some punkiness in some of this spalted maple. But other sections are nice and solid. The blank was then turned down to the bushings on the ends and given a slight rounding towards the center. Since it is a 10mm pen tube I didn’t want to leave too much material to make it too fat. The tool rest is removed when sanding to avoid getting the fingers crushed. I started at 120 grit sand paper and progressed up to 600 grit. After each grit I would sand along the grain to remove cross grain marks. 6 coats of the Doctor’s pen finish is used to put on a shiny and durable finish. The bolt action for the pen is pressed into the tube. Then on the nib end the threaded section is pressed in. And finally the bullet tip is screwed in with the ink pen and the spring. Functional and pretty cool looking. Over all the pen came out pretty nice. I hope the local gun shop guy likes the pen. If you enjoyed the video give it a thumbs up below. Subscribe if you would like to see more content like this. And as always, God bless.