Stabilized spalted maple burl pen blanks - blue red brown
Stabilized spalted Maple Burl pen blanks. Easy to drill and turn - we recommend finishing with thin CA glue, abranet, micro mesh and Hut Ultra Gloss for a smooth, high gloss shine.
Spalting is the partial decay of the wood, resulting in beautiful, dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood. Stabilization kills the fungus and hardens the wood. Stabilization refers to impregnating soft wood with resin, creating a blank that is no longer weak. Burl is a rare, abnormal growth on a tree that has beautiful swirling figure and eyes and is often used in high end furniture.
The blank in the picture has been sanded to show the figuring. Your blanks will be selected at random. Blanks measure minimum 3/4" x 3/4" x 5". Some colour variability is to be expected - this is because different blanks have different densities that will affect how the wood absorbs resin and dye. The blank in the photograph is representative only.
Price is per blank in Canadian dollars.