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Black and White TruStone Stopper Blank
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Black and White TruStone Stopper Blank
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Dimensions: 1.5 inches square by 1.75 inches long

Description: This blank has varied splotches of black and white. The white has some light gray (or really thin black) matrix. It is somewhat reminiscent of snowflake obsidian.

Opacity: Extremely opaque. Tubes are not visible on even the thinnest walled kits.

Turnability: Hard, recommended for experienced turners only. Please tryEasy andMedium TruStone blanks first.

Turning Notes:
- I recommend carbide tools for the Medium and Hard TruStone blanks. The Woodchuck Pen Pro Carbide Tool that is available on this site is an excellent choice.  HSS tools are OK on the Easy and Medium, but will need to be sharpened more frequently.
- Go slow and allow these blanks to cool if too much heat builds up while drilling and turning. Too much heat can cause them to crack or shatter. Take shallow cuts and cut from the end of the blanks towards the center to avoid stress on the unsupported ends of the blanks.
- If you are new to turning TruStone blanks I recommend trying the easy blanks first, and working up to themedium andhard blanks.
- Finish as you would finish acrylic blanks (a CA finish is not needed). I sand through the micro-mesh grades, cleaning the blank with alcohol between grades, and then buff with ZAM to bring out the ultimate shine.
- These are the pliable TruStone blanks, and while they have powdered stone in them the exact stone used is a trade secret. I highly doubt any semi-precious stone is used and the descriptions should not be taken to construe the presence of any specific mineral.

TruStone blanks make very impressive finished projects. The easy blanks are within the ability of most turners, and while the medium and hard blanks are more difficult to turn, you will be well rewarded for taking on the challenge of these blanks when you end up with a beautiful finished item.
 


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