Pen Blanks - Hackberry - (set of 5 blanks)

$5.00
Pen blanks made from Hackberry lumber, set of 5 blanks. 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.

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis, Celtis laevigata) is a common US hardwood, found throughout most of the eastern US and Canada. Not a commonly supplied wood commercially, it is used frequently where it is locally harvested for either utility lumber, or fine hand-crafted items.

 

Fairly tight grained, it works well with sharp tools, and finishes/stains well. Interesting grain characteristics and color variations help it maintain interesting visuals in your finished product.

 

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

 

Useful link with Hackberry information:

http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/hackberry/

 

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/