Buckeye Burl Euro Style Pencil

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 07-30-2008 08:17 AM 1646 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first experience with Buckeye Burl. This is the easiest burl I have ever worked with. I didn’t have any chip out problems and the finished product is outstanding. My typical finish, sanded to 12,000 grit, EEE cream, danish oil, then shellawax and buffed to a high shine.

I love this wood. This pen reminds me of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

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#1 posted 07-30-2008 12:05 PM

That a nice pen and that wood is georgeous. The color is absolutely fantastic.

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#2 posted 07-30-2008 12:58 PM

That a nice pen.good job

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#3 posted 07-30-2008 01:03 PM

A great looking pen, it looks like it could be made of Granite.

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#4 posted 07-30-2008 01:20 PM

I’m with Dick, it looks almost like stone. Very nice. I did one earlier that resembles horn. A very interesting wood. You captured it well.

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#5 posted 07-30-2008 01:31 PM

Beautiful pen Shannon. Buckeye burl is one of my favorite choices for pens. You did it justice. If Van Gogh would have had this pen, it could very well have been “Starry Write.” Thank you for sharing.

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#6 posted 07-30-2008 02:14 PM

Very nice, Shannon… I’m with Dick too… it does look like granite!

Excellent turning, very nice pen.

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#7 posted 08-01-2008 05:46 AM

Beautiful wood and work is great, it reminds me of the granite I used for my table I just posted this evening. This is the natural color? Wow, I want some to work with, does it come in large pieces?

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#8 posted 11-12-2008 07:19 AM

I just had to comment again how awesome that is, I just sent you a message, and hope to hear from you. I didn’t realize that I had commented before on this. LOL Thats how impressed I am with it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 11-12-2008 12:22 PM

That is one fine pen. Thanks for posting it.

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