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Old 09-30-2011, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default What pen kit should I use for a Buckeye Burl natural blank?

Here's what my blank looks like:



I'm looking for a pen kit that'll go nicely with it, but I'm having trouble picking the "perfect" kit. I am rather new to pen turning, but I have a few under my belt and I'd like to make this my formal pen, a very exquisite pen. My price range on a kit is between $20 and $40. I'd prefer a cap pen, no clickers or twist pens.

Any recommendations are much appreciated!! Just looking for advice from the pros and the experienced!! Or from anyone for that matter.

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Buckeye is one of my favorite for pens. Each pen is different and prettier than the one before. Besides Ohio is the Buckeye state. I think elegant beauties in a gold tone look great for a twist pen. A gold Jr. Gent looks great also for a cap pen.
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Sharp tools are important, light cuts. Sand through 6000mm, ca glue for two or three coats, then 6000 through 12mm. Hut polish or Behlans after that.
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Personal opinion, The fancier the blank the simpler the kit. A busy blank and busy kit can start to look gaudy. I would go with black TI hardware just because I like it. Jr. Gent kit to show off the wood.
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We do have turners in your area, you should introduce yourself in the introductions forum.
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My favorite buckeye pen that I made so far was a chrome Triton with gold accents.
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Have you tried out the pen design apps on both the Penn State Industies and Woodcraft websites that allow you to create a virtual pen with your choice of blank and kit?

Here are the links:

http://www.pennstateind.com/testdrive/designstudio.html

http://www.woodcraft.com/projectconf...ctlanding.aspx
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Jr. Statesman fountain pen....
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Welcome to the forum. We have a nice search feature that you can use to go thru the show us your pen forum. The result of this search is in this link;

http://www.penturners.org/forum/sear...keye%2Aburl%22

Go thru it and you will have dozen of sample to choose from. Hope this help you.

My personnal, on buckeye Burl is any black titanium kit.
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