Custom Pen Blanks. Handmade Hybrid Pen Blank poured on December 14th, 2019. Ocean blue dye and white pearly mica powders mixed in resin with sweet gum pods throughout make these stunning resin pen blanks!
Pressure pot used for 24 hours at 45psi to ensure proper penetration of the resin into as much of the pod cavities as possible and helping to remove as many air bubbles or pockets as possible.
Each blank is 5 1/4" long, 3/4" wide, and right between 3/4" and 7/8" tall. I'll cut the sticky uppy pod pieces off before shipping. I left them in the photos so you could see their shape better.
These will make absolutely beautiful pens and can be turned then polished with micromesh, and buffed with a polish. For an even shinier finish, you can apply CA after turning and micromesh that to a glass-like finish.
Since the blue is a little translucent, you may want to paint your tubes blue or white or whatever you like, it's up to you.
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YES! I make all items by hand in my garage wood shop in Elkhorn, Nebraska, USA. I use a variety of tools including a drill press, table saw, sanding equipment, and a wood lathe. Some of the items I produce have parts supplied by a 3rd party, such as all the bits that make pens work, but I make all the custom pieces and assemble the final product by hand.
I may be able to customize certain products, depending on the request and the product being asked about. As an example, if you see a bottle stopper you love but you would rather have a version made in Ironwood instead of Bubinga, I can do that for you. There may be a slight difference in cost if the material you are requesting is more expensive than the material I have on hand.
For rings, I use the standard US size system. If you use an alternative system such as that used in EU, or if you provide me your ring finger size in MM, I can match the closest US size to your request and make sure your ring fits as closely as possible.
Caring for pens is simple. Keep them dry and don't toss them around. Like any item, you can damage, scratch, or scuff anything sold in my shop if it is not cared for. Regarding rings, when wood gets wet, it can expand and contract. It is suggested to keep wooden rings away from water. While I do coat the rings with a water-resistant finish for some level of protection, it is recommended to avoid getting them wet to ensure the longest life of the product.
Avoid acetone exposure! Fingernail polish remover will destroy the finish on a lot of the pens and rings I make.
Unfortunately, no. I am one man in one small shop making pieces every few days. I do not have a factory and I do not mass produce items. They are all custom, unique, and hand made by me.