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Honduran Rosewood Burl Pen

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Project by MovingChips posted 01-07-2021 03:03 PM 421 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pen projects are a great reinforcer of the basics and its been awhile since I turned a pen. When I saw this Honduran Rosewood Burl, I knew it was going to look fantastic. I was not disappointed with the end result.

Here is this week’s video: Honduran Rosewood Burl Pen





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-07-2021 07:37 PM

and you were right chips,she’s a beauty.

almost missed your video,funny and very sad for the blow out,been there done that!

-- 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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MovingChips

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#2 posted 01-07-2021 07:50 PM



and you were right “chips”

- pottz

No pun in tended! LOL ;)

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 01-07-2021 11:33 PM

It does look nice, but what a waste on a slimline...

A higher end kit would have given it true justice.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#4 posted 01-08-2021 12:17 AM



It does look nice, but what a waste on a slimline...

A higher end kit would have given it true justice.

- LittleBlackDuck


i gotta agree with the duck chips,slimlines just dont do justice too that beautiful wood.

-- 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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MovingChips

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#5 posted 01-08-2021 12:38 AM


It does look nice, but what a waste on a slimline...

A higher end kit would have given it true justice.

- LittleBlackDuck

i gotta agree with the duck chips,slimlines just dont do justice too that beautiful wood.

- pottz

I hear ya both, but I’m new to turning and slimline is all I really know (other than the Jr Zen Pen). What suggestions would have for a pen kit?

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pottz

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#6 posted 01-08-2021 12:46 AM


It does look nice, but what a waste on a slimline...

A higher end kit would have given it true justice.

- LittleBlackDuck

i gotta agree with the duck chips,slimlines just dont do justice too that beautiful wood.

- pottz

I hear ya both, but I m new to turning and slimline is all I really know (other than the Jr Zen Pen). What suggestions would have for a pen kit?

- MovingChips


well the duck likes those huge cigar pens because they give maximum use of nice burl woods as do i but many dont care for them,mostly because they dont have hands the size of a gorilla-lol. i like nice medium sized pens that show off the wood but still comfortable too use.

-- 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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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 01-08-2021 01:23 AM

It does look nice, but what a waste on a slimline...

A higher end kit would have given it true justice.

- LittleBlackDuck

i gotta agree with the duck chips,slimlines just dont do justice too that beautiful wood.

- pottz

I hear ya both, but I m new to turning and slimline is all I really know (other than the Jr Zen Pen). What suggestions would have for a pen kit?

- MovingChips

well the duck likes those huge cigar pens because they give maximum use of nice burl woods as do i but many dont care for them,mostly because they dont have hands the size of a gorilla-lol. i like nice medium sized pens that show off the wood but still comfortable too use.

- pottz


Thks for the support pottzy... my girdle and suspenders feel better now.

Personally I prefer higher end pens (ignoring the gimmicky [though great], gun, bullet, shock absorber and such), but in the end market there is not too great “demand” for them and if you love all your family/cousins, free distribution may become costly for the likes of Emperor, Majestic, Imperial etc…

To give my opinion, like pottzy said, my preference is a CIGAR for the “muscular” blokes and gals, doesn’t need to be super fat, yet they tend to minimise blank wastage and the kits can be economical bought in bulk… I then “down size” to the Sierra Elegant Beauty for the ladies… the Elegant beauty (or Aero from Taiwan sold by few outlets) costs a few shekels more (than a cigar) but I feel is more… wel… elegant. Also you’ll get 2 out of most blanks and yet get to use a good portion of the blank without the “need” to bulbously distorting it.

However, all is in the eye of the beholder and I’m trying to look through sober eyes… even LJ have members let out under supervision at night…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 01-08-2021 01:49 AM

Ignore the timber… L→R,
  1. Sierra (“standard”)
  2. Aero (smaller than the EB)
  3. Elegant Beauty (it is cutier than the Sierra)
  4. Cigar (yay)...

The price tags are still on them as after 10 years (moving from Melbourne), the literacy here in Churchill has not improved… nor the demand for that improvement.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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