Hybrid Pen Blanks - Big Leaf Maple Burl Distressed Honeycomb Blue Fire Orange
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Pen Blanks for Turning
Custom stabilized big leaf maple burl on top and bottom with two pieces of twisted and distressed aluminum honeycomb in the middle. Hybrid Pen Blanks, Wood Blanks For Pens.
Handmade pen blanks poured with Royal Palm casting resin on August 15th, 2020, sure be fully cured and turnable by August 22nd. I used a beautiful blue Divine Island pigment along with a bright fire orange from Eye Candy. Pics misted with water to show the burl color better!
The honeycomb was cleaned with vinegar and soaked in acetone to help the resin stick. Please understand that turning aluminum honeycomb and resin is a notoriously difficult task and extreme care must be taken. I can't be held accountable if you blow up your blank!
Each Hybrid Pen Blank is 6" long and 7/8" square. The color swirls in this are awesome and was achieved by waiting until the resin got to a high temperature before combining colors.
Again,I can't stress enough, you will need sharp tools and a gentle touch when working with the honeycomb. Even going soft and slow I had a minor blow out on the end that I fixed with CA and some color. Tip, use sandpaper near the ends when you get a little close to the bushings!
Adequate size for everything from slimlines up to big fat cigar pens if properly and carefully drilled. You can paint your tubes but that is completely up to you!
These will make absolutely beautiful wood turned pens and can be turned then polished with micromesh, and buffed with a polish. For an even shinier finish, you can apply CA after turning and micromesh that to a glass-like finish.