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Forum topic by Sprung posted 01-13-2015 01:15 AM 1121 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2015 01:15 AM

I’ve managed to find myself with an overabundance of pen blanks – I think they’re multiplying at night – and need to clear some out.

Here are four lots for sale. Prices include shipping within the US using USPS Small Flat Rate Boxes. I can take payment by PayPal only.

Most blanks are 3/4” square – a few might be a little less.

Lot 1 – $30 shipped in the US

Pen Blank Shorts – all should be at least long enough for Sierras, though one might only be long enough for a Bolt Actions.
Mix of:
Flamed Boxelder Burl
Crosscut Flamed Boxelder
Spalted Oak
Buckeye Burl
Redwood Burl

Lot 2 – $45 shipped in the US

3 Cuban Mahogany (Old growth)
1 Crosscut Ziricote
1 Waterfall Bubinga
1 Bloodwood
1 Wenge
2 Amboyna Burl (the sappy one needs stabilization)
1 Redwood Burl
1 Snakewood
1 Stabilized Spalted Maple
1 Stabilized Spalted ?
1 Stabilized & Dyed Blue Spalted ?
1 Stabilized & Dyed Green FBE

Lot 3 – $30 shipped in the US

Pen blanks:
6 Reclaimed Wormy Chestnut
3 Spalted Oak
2 Camphor
1 Sweet Gum
2 Wenge
1 Bloodwood
1 Bocote
1 Purpleheart
1 Spalted ?

Lot A – $25 shipped in the US

(7” to 8 1/2” in length)
4 Reclaimed Wormy Chestnut
2 Indian Rosewood
2 Spalted Oak
1 Old Growth Pine (over 20 rings per inch!)
2 Flamed Box Elder
1 Maple Burl

Thanks for looking!

-- Matt, SW MN,

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#1 posted 01-20-2015 06:32 PM


I am just starting out with pen turning. I only have the PSI funline (slimline) kits. Which Lots would work for my pen kits?



-- Ken, Michigan

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#2 posted 01-20-2015 08:27 PM

Hi Ken,

Lot 2 would definitely work for slimline kits as all the blanks are full length blanks (about 5” long or slightly longer).

Lot 3 would also work, except for 2 or 3 of them that are too short for slimlines.

Lot A are all long blanks and they would all work for slimlines, with some length leftover from each piece. Some of the leftover pieces after you cut blanks for slimlines might be long enough for single tube pens, like the Sierra/Mesa/Gatsby styles.

If you have any other questions, let me know! Thanks!


-- Matt, SW MN,

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