What pen kit should I use for a Buckeye Burl natural blank?

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Amthermandes

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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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bobjackson

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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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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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IMO, natural buckeye is so neutral that it looks good on anything. My office pen is black line spalted natural buckeye on a platinum cigar, and it looks fantastic. Well, except it was one of my first turnings and I did a crappy job, but you get my point:biggrin:

It would also look great on gold, black titanium, whatever. Pick your favorite pen style and color and go for it.

My choice given what you want out of it would probably be a full sized gent of whatever plating, or a black ti statesman. Gold statesman would look good, but a bit much bling for me:)
 

Amthermandes

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Thanks everyone for the answers! I decided to go with Pennstates gold Tycoon which is a version of the Jr. Gent.

I love the statesman and the triton and the cigars. I'll be getting those kits eventually too. Thanks!
 

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Hi.
I just turned some buckeye last night. I put it on a black chrome slimline. Looks great and probably the first slimline I've done in months.

Jorge
 

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Any quality kit as long as it is either shiny chrome or black titanium, my opinion. Ask for opinions then do exactly as you decided before asking the question that way you will have no one to credit or blame but yourself. Welcome!!
 
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