Bloodwood Pen Blanks

$13.50
Pen blanks made from Bloodwood 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.

Bloodwood pen blanks, cut from Bloodwood, also known as Satine, which grows in tropical South America.

 

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

 

These blanks are bright red, and with proper care you can reduce the color shift that occurs due to oxidation and UV light exposure (see below). This is a hard, dense wood that can splinter if not carefully worked. Pores will need filled if you are trying to get a smooth finish on your project. The awsome color obtained with this wood more than compensates with the little extra care required in working the wood.

 

Useful links on Bloodwood:

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

 

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/

 

 

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/