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Model P32-344

Woodcraft Woodshop - Diagonal Cut Burmese Blackwood Pen Blank 5-Piece

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You’ll see intricate designs emerge as these are turned – swirls, chevrons, arches and stripes. Includes 5 pieces of Burmese Blackwood. We have carefully and selectively cut a small quantity of...

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You’ll see intricate designs emerge as these are turned – swirls, chevrons, arches and stripes. Includes 5 pieces of Burmese Blackwood. We have carefully and selectively cut a small quantity of 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" pen blanks from some of the most exciting wood species that we have ever seen. Expensive yes, but the results will be worth it. Premium exotic species are selected for color and prominent grain and then processed by cutting on an angle to accentuate the grain patterns. You’ll see intricate design emerge as these are turned – swirls, chevrons, arches and stripes. Take care and use sharp tools when machining or turning these 'hard,' diagonally cut exotics.



  • Includes 5 pieces of Burmese Blackwood


  • Selected for color and prominent grain




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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Gorgeous wood!

    I love this diagonal cut Burmese Blackwood. It makes absolutely beautiful pens whether it is finished with CA or , my preference, a turner's finish to allow the warmth of the wood to come through and more easily show the details of the grain. I keep some of this on hand at all times. It can give you trouble with blowout if you aren't careful. I start with a very sharp roughing gouge and take light cuts before switching to a super sharp oval skew chisel.

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Beautiful but not easy

    I love these pen blanks because they are beautiful when finished and very popular with customers. The blanks are a little difficult to work with to keep from getting a blowout. I start with a very sharp roughing gouge taking very light cuts to get a round profile, switch to a skew and stop a little sooner than I normally would and sand to the bushings. This wood takes a beautiful finish.

  3. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Be ware

    These blanks have awsome grain & color. However they rip out very easily. Three blanks now, and they have all blown a chunck out before getting to sanding, even with freshly sharpened tools. I've had better luck using a narrow gouge, which removes less at a time than a wide gouge. Next attemp I'm going to use the band saw to partially round the blank prior to mounting on the lathe. The wood looks like it will take a very good shine, once you get past it ripping out.

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