Pen Blanks - Osage Orange - (set of 5 blanks)

$7.50
Osage Orange Pen Blanks are the raw wood portion of beautifully turned Osage Orange pen sets. 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.

Osage Orange pen blanks are cut from Osage Orange aka Horse Apple, Hedge Apple, and Bois d'arc (Maclura pomifera), a hardwood found in South-central United States.

 

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

 

Easy to work with, this wood is very hard, cuts easily and consistently with sharp tools, and has wonderful grain patterns and contrast, giving it a great finished look in custom turned pens. the grain is tight, and \ will allow smooth glossy finishes with fine sanding. This wood generally finishes an attractive yellow, and because of its hardness, can be sanded to a high luster.

 

Useful links on Osage Orange:

http://www.wood-database.com/osage-orange/

 

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/