Buckeye Burl Euro Style Pencil

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 2222 days ago 1182 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 2222 days ago

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

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#2 posted 2222 days ago

That a nice pen.good job

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#3 posted 2222 days ago

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

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#4 posted 2222 days ago

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 2222 days ago

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 2222 days ago

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

Excellent turning, very nice pen.

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#7 posted 2220 days ago

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?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 2117 days ago

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.

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#9 posted 2117 days ago

That is one fine pen. Thanks for posting it.

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