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Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold

Item #123108 WoodRiver
$8.99
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2.0

(7 reviews)

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Product Information:

When complete, this pen features a larger 3/8" diameter lower body and 1/2" diameter upper body. Double twist mechanism turns left or right to extend the ball point, turn to center position to retract. Kits require a 5/8" x 5/8" x 5" blank, Letter "O" pen maker's bit (#123209), mandrel and American style pen/pencil bushings (#06R07). Durable Cobalt Gold Finish.


  • Durable Cobalt Gold Finish
  • Larger 3.8" DIameter Lower Body
  • Stylish 1/2" Diameter Upper Body
  • Double Twist Mechanism
  • Kit Requires a Blank of Wood or Man Made Material, Bit, Mandrel and Bushing
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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    2.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

    14%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (5), Budget shopper (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (4), Business (2)

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    1.0

    Disappointing mechanism

    By  CaptRat

    from Marietta, GA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Attractive styling

    Cons

    • Faulty Twist Mechanism

    Best Uses

    Comments about Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold :

    I saw this kit in our local Woodcraft store and liked the styling so bought it. I wish I'd seen these reviews first. As in many of the other reviews, the twist mechanism doesn't seat into the upper tube strongly enough to provide a reliable twist.

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    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Poor Quality at best

    By  Ron

    from Hudson, Massachusetts

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Nice Picture

    Cons

    • Faulty Twist Mech

    Best Uses

    Comments about Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold :

    Pretty much in following with the other reviews. Twist mechanism does not seat into the upper tube (attempts made with 5 different tubes, and 4 kits). It just turns freely. Stated tenon width of 1/8" is not accurate. One would think that these reviews would be checked after a year and a half and improvements made. A true dissappointment to me as Woodcraft usually has a good product.

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    • Business
     
    2.0

    Very Disappointed!

    By  First Time Pen Turner

    from Northern Alabama

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Looks And Feels Very Nice

    Cons

    • Twist Mechanism Failed

    Best Uses

    • Occasional Light Use

    Comments about Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold :

    I really liked the look and feel of the pen and the kit assembly went well with a little help from a friend. It was a gift for my wife and she was very happy with it. Unfortunately after only a few days use, the top twists without turning the twist mechanism. Now that I read the other reviews,I see that I am not the only one to have this issue.

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    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Good Looks, Weak Heart

    By  Texagander

    from Clarksville, Texas

    About Me Quality Oriented

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    Cons

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    Comments about Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold :

    I like the look and feel of this pen, and have made several pen-pencil sets. The twist mechanism is weak and needs to be beefed up. The last kit I purchased was just for parts, to get a previous one out the door. This will be the last pen kit of this model that I will buy.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    excellent pen

    By  blade guard

    from kansas

    About Me Value Oriented

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    Cons

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    Comments about Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold :

    instruction need a little refining

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    mechanism

    By  Randy

    from Newton, Iowa

    About Me Value Oriented

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    Cons

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    Comments about Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold :

    On a positive note, I think the pens are very attractive. However regardless of great appearance, a faulty pen is useless. I am usually impressed with the kits I have received, however after having 3 of these kits fail, I will not likely use the classic kit again unless specifically asked. On one occasion, the mechanism did not tightly fit and therefore made the pen useless. It potentially could have been the tube inside diameter as well, but without further investigation, it is unknown. Also the mechanism on three of the kits I have purchased were subpar and less than smooth, but rather sticky and gritty.

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    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Bad News Pen Kit

    By  Experienced penmaker

    from Pensacola, Florida

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Glides Smoothly

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold :

    This kit has problems. When the nib is assembled and inserted into the tube, the ink cartridge frequently sticks inside the nib - I used 3/32 drill bit to clean nib inside. When lower tube inserted into upper, fit is so loose that twist operation is non-existent. To fix, I put CA in upper tube, inserted lower tube, & left to dry. The double twist function is poorly designed. When the counterclockwise twist is attempted, usually the twist mechanism unscrews. This item has been removed from my REORDER list!

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