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Miscellaneous wood types


This is where we put the type of wood that we just don't have much of, usually they are great stuff. These woods are just too uncommon, or just too hard to get to offer on a regular basis.


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Australian Blackwood is so close in appearance to koa it is nearly impossible to tell the difference in some cases. These pieces came from boards marked as Australian blackwood but they look identical to koa. Since they were marked Australian Blackwood we are selling them as such and at a lower price then koa. The GG grade pieces are  gem-like  and shimmer when you move them under bright sunlight, especially on two parallel sides. Make sure you fine sand them as the finer they are sanded the better the figure looks. A great find. PIECES in this section are all GG and have the quality shown in the pic above (some are actually in the pic.


Aussie Blackwood
GG Grade
3/4 x 3/4 x 7.75 inches

Price: $9.50





Australian Blackwood is so close in appearance to koa it is nearly impossible to tell the difference in some cases. These pieces came from boards marked as Australian blackwood but they look identical to koa. Since they were marked Australian Blackwood we are selling them as such and at a lower price then koa. The GG grade pieces are  gem-like  and shimmer when you move them under bright sunlight, especially on two parallel sides. GG figure might or might not extend to the other two parallel sides. Make sure you fine sand them as the finer they are sanded the better the figure looks. A great find.


Aussie Blackwood
GG Grade
PEN BLANKS
3/4 x 3/4 x 5-6 inches

Price: $8.00
Qty: 



Australian Blackwood is so close in appearance to koa it is nearly impossible to tell the difference in some cases. These pieces came from boards marked as Australian blackwood but they look identical to koa. Since they were marked Australian Blackwood we are selling them as such and at a lower price then koa. The GG minus grade pieces are what most companies call figured. Shimmers in the light. Figure can be irregular, more in some areas then others. Make sure you fine sand them as the finer they are sanded the better the figure looks. A great find.


Aussie Blackwood
GG minus Grade
PEN BLANKS
3/4 x 3/4 x 5-6 inches

Price: $5.00
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Stabilized Cherry Burl
These are one of the most labor intensive pen blanks we make. The burls themselves are quite small and generally not good quality. These blanks are taken from the best areas (top 20%) and must be cut to 1 x 1 x 5.5 or larger, then stabilized. After stabilization with resin impregnation under 2000 pound vacuum, they then sanded flat since they warp greatly during the process. Finally, we put superglue on the outside multiple times which is sanded off in between each coat. This seems to the best way to make a good cherry burl blank, since stabilization alone leaves a lot to be desired. Blanks after processing are being sold at 3/4 x 3/4 x 5 to 5.5 inches

Cherry Burl pen blanks, 3/4 x 3/4 x 5-5.5 inches
Price: $9.00
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All sides similar to the above shown. This is something we've never had before. Salt water bog oak. Most bog oak is from freshwater bogs. This material is pretty old, with dates between 3700 and 5400 years. Nice dark pieces. Some have a few salt crystals in them, some don't. You can leave them in, or flick them right out with a pin if you don't want them showing. Generally, the darker the wood, the older it is. NOTE: Certs now available, request in shopping cart.


Saltwater Bog Oak Pen blank
3/4 x 3/4 x 5.25 inches

Price: $6.50










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Bog oak from Ukraine. Age range was tested by carbon dating and bog oak blanks vary from 3700 to about 5400 years old. Certificates are available, request in shopping cart when checking out. New information appears to contradict the theory that you can tell the age by color alone. Some that are lighter in color may be older then the dark ones, apparently due to varying reactions to mineral salts in the bog (lower salts= less dark for the age of the blank) .
Any pieces not shown below are previously sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

We have a few more pieces, will list them soon as we can, email us if waiting
Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 46
2 x 2 x 12 inches

Price: SOLD






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