Pen Blanks - Mesquite (set of 5 blanks)

$8.50
Mesquite blanks for turning custom 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.
Availability: 40 in stock
Delivery date: 1-3 weeks

Mesquite pen blanks are cut from Mesquite, a VERY hard wood, found in many of the Southwestern states of the USA.

 

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

 

Relatively easy to work with, as long as you keep your tools sharp, it has wonderful grain patterns and contrast, giving it a great finished look in custom turned pens. This wood is hard enough that it prefers to make more of a sawpowder, that a sawdust when using power tools. Redish-brown with lighter color sapwood on some of the blanks

 

Useful links on Mesquite:

http://plants.usda.gov (search for mesquite under common name)

http://www.wood-database.com/honey-mesquite/

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/