Box Elder Burl Majestic Pen

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Project by NaptownWood posted 02-19-2017 12:34 AM 1275 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The kit is called the Majestic. I’m not that vain. Stabilized box elder burl blanks. The kit is expensive at $35 but clearly better quality and heft that other “regular” kits. You need a 37/64” drill bit for the cap,
Which nobody on earth has already in their shop. Or store, even Rockler has to special order it.
CA finish buffed out with micromesh.

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 03:42 AM

I’ve turned a Jr.Majestic.The Majestic pens are big.Yours turned out great.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 05:09 AM

as one pen guy to another,and were far and few here on lj,s,you killed it bro nice work.oh that bit,ive got 4 or 5 no big deal-LOL.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 02-21-2017 07:11 PM

Very nice. The wood is a perfect compliment to the kit. Well done.

Pens are great gifts and sometimes we even treat ourselves with them. Sometimes, there just so darn nice you don’t want to give them up; especially when you find an unexpected pattern in the wood (rare, but it happens).

When I first started turning pens, I would buy a pen kit that required a bit I did not already have. Our local (2 hour round trip) Woodcraft regularly carries 37/64ths and most others. I have only had to special order a bit and that is because they sold out. I usually forgot if I already had a specific bit and bought another just in case so I did not have to drive for 2 hours just for the bit I forgot.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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