Twisted Maple™ and Blue Hawaii
Twisted Maple™ and Blue Hawaii pen blank merges colorful Blue Hawaii acrylic and Curly Maple. The Twisted Maple blank measures between 3/4 and 7/8 inch square by 5 inches long and is an exceptional melding of gorgeous and dynamic curly Maple, vibrant acrylics and colorful veneer. . Divided with contrasting dyed veneers.
Ensure blank is secure while drilling as mixed media and different hardness of material may cause blank to move if not secured. I also like to put my blanks on mandrel and use a band saw set at 45 degrees and cut down the edges...the stop sign shape means less cutting, tools stay sharper longer and less chance of blowout. I flood the cob with CA after getting it on the lathe and again after getting within 1/8 of final diameter and lightly before sanding just to make sure the cob maintains its shape. Recommend using Polyurethane glue on the brass tube insert. I have had really good luck with these on the lathe but stuff happens, not responsible for blowouts. Keep tools sharp and pressure low. Listing is for one blank.