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Timber and Plastics for Pens etc.

Tropical and Exotic Hardwood Pen Blank Packs

Exotic pen blank pack (representative only - contents vary with availability)

Although we offer the various alternatives to "real wood" we believe that the simple elegance of a wooden pen cannot be surpassed.  Our Premium Pen Blank Selection Pack contains ten different pen blanks from a selection including: Brazilian Tulipwood; Kingwood; Cocobolo; Bocote; African Blackwood; Ebony; Olivewood; Honduras Rosewood, Purpleheart, Thuya Burr and Bubinga.  For those who prefer single species exoticism, we offer packs of ten beautiful Cocobolo, Brazilian Tulipwood, Thuya or Black Walnut pen blanks in a pack. For something more unusual we have partnered with Oxford Wood Recycling, to bring you a pack of mixed pen blanks from recycled exotic timbers: many unknown, all unlabelled, but an economic way of creating an unusual, subtly different project (NB: As available - not always!).


Tigerwood Impregnated Timber Pen & Project Blanks

Tigerwood pen and project blanks

Tigerwood is a ToolPost discovery: a colourful extravaganza of a timber product ideal for the age and sized to suit the production of turned projects such as pendants, key fobs, perfume dispensers and boxes.  This is a timber-based product, based on a strong laminate of brilliantly dyed timbers: the secret to the making this such a clean turning timber without the chipping and delamination which plagues so many competing products is that this laminate is impregnated with phenolic resin to create a tough durable timber blank.

The accompanying picture gives an idea of the colours of Tigerwood available, with their reference numbers (used in the first part of the part number: i.e. PB2 K50300 indicates a blank in the PB2 colour combination shown in the reference photo.) Please note that the colour samples shown above are each approx. 20 x 20 x 150 mm - giving an indication of the thickness of the laminations which are, very appoximately, 1mm thick. The laminations on the blanks offered run lengthways down the block, parallel to the long face, not diagonally as on these samples.

We provide Tigerwood pen blanks, which are 50mm (~2 inch) square, in 300mm (~12 inch) lengths. Tigerwood can be cut on a bandsaw like any other hardwood timber product. 


Acrylic Pen Blanks

CHestnut Products acrylic pen blanks

Acrylic has become a very popular material for penmakers.  It is colourful, available in a variety of colours and patterns and can be brought to a very high finish - with due diligence.  Above, is a representation of the acrylic blanks available from Chestnut Products, with the titles listed alongside.  This photo also shows the blanks from left to right, in the same order as they are listed below.


*NB: Prices quoted in pounds sterling. 
Value Added Tax will be added to invoices to EU residents unless
a valid VAT registration number is quoted when ordering.

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