Woodcraft Woodshop - Maple Birds Eye Pen Blank 5-Piece
Bird's-eye maple (Acer saccharum) is so named because the figure resembles small bird's eyes. Bird's-eye figure is a phenomenon that occurs within several kinds of wood, most notably in hard maple....
This kit includes the following items:
- Maple Birds Eye Pen Blank 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" 1-Piece
- ASSEMBLY LABOR CHARGE
- 4 X 10 Header Bag
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- Distinctive "eye" pattern
- Finishes well
- 3/4" x 3/4" x 5"
I have always wanted to turn some Birds Eye Maple pens, as I have been impressed with the ones I've seen others turn. However, this 5-pack of blanks had very few "eyes." Out of the five blanks there were only two that had a handfull of "eyes," the others hand none. I have email the tech people about this and am looking forward to their response. I haven't turned any of the blanks yet as I will probably return them. I did ask the techs if the eyes show up once their turned.