Majestic Jr Pen- Buckeye Burl

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Project by Lori posted 1605 days ago 2073 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 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago


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 1605 days ago

Almost makes me want to try this… maybe later.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago

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.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#10 posted 1605 days ago

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

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#11 posted 1604 days ago

Nice job Lori. Beautiful pen.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#12 posted 1604 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1259 days ago

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

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