Hybrid Pen Blanks - Red Manzanita Burl Honeycomb- Blue Teal
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Pen Blanks for Turning
Custom manzanita burl and aluminum honeycomb Hybrid Pen Blanks, Wood Blanks For Pens.
Handmade pen blanks poured with Royal Palm casting resin on August 13th, 2020. I used a beautiful teal mica and pearly blue Divine Island pigments along with a large piece of deep red manzanita burl wood. Pics listed 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.
Also please note blank BM6 has very little to no honeycomb I. It since it was at the edge. I'm reducing the price of that one because it has less expensive material in it, that's why there is a price difference.