Pen Blanks - Cypress - (set of 5 blanks)

$6.00
Cypress pen blanks are the raw wood portion of beautifully turned Cypress pens. Nominal dimensions 3/4" x 3/4" x 5". Your pen blanks may not be pre-made. Please allow up to two weeks for fabrication and shipping of your product.

Cypress pen blanks are cut from Cypress, also known as Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum), having needles which drop each winter unlike most needle bearing trees, it is also the State tree of Louisiana.

 

Nominal dimensions: 5"x.75"x.75".

 

Relatively easy to work with, it has wonderful grain patterns and contrast, giving it a great finished look in custom turned pens. the grain is closed, and finishes easily.

 

Useful link on Cypress:

http://www.wood-database.com/cypress/

 

For detailed information on physical properties of wood species, visit:

http://www.woodweb.com/Resources/wood_eng_handbook/wood_handbook_fpl_2010.pdf

 

The USDA provides a large list of wood species with links to information about their properties: https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research/centers/woodanatomy/techsheets_display.php?geo_category_id=4&genus_commonname_criteria=c&sorting_rule=1a

 

If you do not know about wood allergies and potential issues while working with wood, the following link presents some information you should be familiar with while working with wood: http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Danger_in_the_Woods.html I have used this link without permission, as I was unable to find contact information for Custom Woodworking Business.

 

Some useful information on preventing color changes in exotic hardwoods is available at: http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/preventing-color-changes-in-exotic-woods/

 

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