Huon pine burl Majestic

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CjG78

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G'day!
I have a customer that wanted to finish his trio of PSI Majestic fountain pens. He loves the weight and grandeur of them. Being a music teacher and piano player, he has massive hands and loves his pens long, so I use statesman tubes which makes them a half an inch longer.
This one has a beautiful piece of Australian Huon pine burl. Huon pine only grows in one region in the world, aptly named 'Huonville' in Tasmania. These trees are beautiful, and some are absolutely massive.
It isn't actually a pine, not too sure why it's named so, and is the only member of it's family.
It grows 1 millimetre in girth per year, extremely slow and can live for thousands of years. It is a true wonder of the world.
I'll attach an interesting link on Huon pine. If you haven't turned any, I encourage you to get some. Even the plain timber is a delight. It smells so nice too.

 

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Kcimdrib

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That's one beautiful pen Casey well done you could not create that beauty in an Acrylic.
Don't think I'll find that in the UK.
 

jrista

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Excellent pen! Love that wood. I like the look of it longer, too...somehow, it just seems better, proportionally speaking.
 

Ironwood

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It doesn’t get any better than that Casey !!

I have got some nice bits of Huon in my stash, but I don’t think mine are as nice as that piece.
 
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