Pen Blanks - Pecan - (set of 5 blanks)

$5.25
Pecan Pen Blanks are the raw wood portion of beautifully turned pecan 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.

Pecan pen blanks are cut from Pecan (Carya illinoinensis), a hardwood found in the South-central United States and Mexico.

 

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

 

Relatively easy to work with, it has wonderful grain patterns and light contrast, giving it a great finished look in custom turned pens. The grain has open pores, allowing for either a more rustic finish, or when filled, will allow smooth finishes and/or additional color to be introduced into your designs. Sharp tools are a must to keep from tearing out material, using sharp tools can give a very hard, smooth finish (with open grain characteristics).

 

Useful link on Pecan:

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

 

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/