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Laminated Pen Blanks
Few (if any) manufacturers have even tried to
make blanks like this because producing a multi-stage lamination without
excessive glue lines or voids proved almost impossible. Woodcraft’s found a
manufacturer that has not only proven that it can be done, but also has created
a complete line of fanciful pen blanks. Starting with thin strips of select
domestic and exotic woods, the material is resawn and glued under high
pressure, then sawn again, to create turn-friendly blanks containing from 40 to
more than 100 separate pieces of wood. You might be able to replicate this
technique on your own, but at this price, you won’t want to.
The laminated line includes basket weaves, herringbones, and checkerboards—10 designs that are now available; an additional 10 styles will be available in the months ahead—but the only way to appreciate these names is by turning one and watching the rectangular lamination reveal the geometric complexity hidden within. Want to create a gift item with the so-called “wow” factor? Look no further.
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