Majestic Jr Pen- Buckeye Burl

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Project by Lori posted 04-05-2010 04:51 AM 2735 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at this style pen…I usually make the slim line pens but I had just received my new turning tool that I had ordered from the Tampa Woodworking Show (thank you Lee Valley) and I thought I would try my hand at a new style. This is the Majestic Jr. made out of stabilizes Buckeye Burl, for the fishish I used a BLO (boiled Linseed Oil) & CA glue finish. I am very happy with the way the pen turned out. The wood the pictures were taken on…I picked this up for $5 at our local wood supply store. Thank you Triton Lumber!!!

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#1 posted 04-05-2010 04:54 AM

beautiful pen… how does the crystal look in person? I’ve considered buying a few of those kits, but was worried the crystal would look to cheap and detract from the overall look.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 04:57 AM

Well it is not a diamond:-) the crystal is actually a swarovski crystal. It does not look cheap at all!!! This pen looks better in person that in the pictures.

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#3 posted 04-05-2010 05:00 AM

That’s a gorgeous pen!

Great photos, too. The $5 slab really shows off the burl!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-05-2010 05:06 AM

looks like this ’ turned ’ out
really nice .

beautiful wood .

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 04-05-2010 06:12 AM

its taken me some time to come around to the pen making…but there sure are beautiful…...i was into making large pieces and could not get standing in front of a small lathe and making pens…but they have won me over…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 04-05-2010 06:13 AM


Beautiful Pen! I also had a look at your other Projects. The other Pens are also great looking especially the overall Design and Shape of them. They would be very Comfortable to use, even for a Lefty like me ..LOL..

Your Band Saw Box ......ZOWIE!! and First one to boot! You are a VERY Talented Lady!



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#7 posted 04-05-2010 07:51 AM

Almost makes me want to try this… maybe later.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 04-05-2010 12:08 PM

Buckeye burl is my favorite wood to use on my own personal pens. Beautiful pen, awesome job.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#9 posted 04-05-2010 12:48 PM

Hi Lori. I made that same combo about a year ago. It sold within 20 mins of the show opening. You did a good job.

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#10 posted 04-05-2010 01:42 PM

I like your photo’s as much as the beautiful pen Lori, thanks for sharing…BC

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 12:07 AM

Nice job Lori. Beautiful pen.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#12 posted 04-06-2010 01:08 AM

Very nice pen Lori, I really like the end result and the colors

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#13 posted 03-17-2011 03:45 PM

Excellent pen and photography..the background wood is just perfect for this display.

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