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Tru-Stone Pen Blank - Red with Gold Matrix
Uniquely different and elegant, work it slow.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very elegant, great variety, good price
Can only say good things about it so im a big fan
Prone to drilling blow-out?
I tried a malachite stone blank, and both halves blew apart while drilling. Used a penblank vise and new woodriver drill, with the end supported with scrap wood. Drilled in 1/4" stages, clearing chips. Both halves blew apart in the last 1/2" Most of the fractures were along color lines. Talked to other customers who have had the same problem!
Any tips for drilling this material? Would a twist drill work better? Looks like they'd make stunning pens, but they're a bit expensive to ruin before the tubes get glued in!
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This is a wonder to turn, it turns easily if you have very sharp tools, like all resin based or stabilized blanks you must have a dust mask, but after that, turn it down, sand it to 3200, and use some plastic polish and you will get a near mirrow quality shine
South Jordan, Utah
I teach Pen turning classes at Woodcraft and have turned many pens. I find this product a joy to work with and would recommend it to any pen turner. You won't believe the results. I sand it to 12000 grit using water and the Micromesh wet/dry pads followed by Hut Ultra Gloss Polish for a SUPER shinny finish!
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