Snakewood pen blanks
Snakewood pen blanks. The picture is a typical representation. Your blanks will be selected at random. Blank size minimum 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" long. Wax sealed.
A very rare and beautiful, South and Central American wood. Reddish brown with dark or black snakeskin-like patterns. Very dense but BRITTLE. DIFFICULT TO WORK AND PRONE TO CRACKING. Do not build up heat when drilling, turning or sanding this wood. Store blanks in a dark, cool, dry place. Before you start turning, use a Q-tip to apply a coat of thin CA glue to the ends of the blank to penetrate and seal. Use CA glue or an oil finish like Aussie oil after turning as a finish. This will replenish the oil in the wood and reduce the risk of cracking. When you are pressing pen parts together into a snakewood blank, make sure not to over-press as that extra pressure can cause the thin blank material to crack.
NOTE: We will not replace cracked or damaged Snakewood pen blanks.
Price is per blank, in Canadian dollars.