This blank is 3/4 inch square and 5 inches long. Price is per blank. Multiple blanks shown to illustrate the variety that is possible.
This extruded polyester blank is a combination of yellow and red striped tubes in a green dyed translucent background. A new and unique look.
This blank is extremely translucent in spots and so you will need to paint the interior of the blank after drilling and care should be taken while drilling to get a clean cut.
Because these are polyester blanks, they turn quite a bit differently from our other blanks. They are more brittle and more likely to chip and chatter. We've found that keeping your tool under the blanks centerline while using a gouge style approach (especially with carbide insert cutters) will help keep the chipping and chattering down. You may find a better technique that works with your style of turning and tooling though.
Video of a turned sample:
This sample was turned from a 3/4" x 5" piece of Russet Rust polyester. It was turned to approximately 5/8" diameter. The turned sample is solid, it does not have a hole drilled in it, nor a tube. So its appearance in a finished pen may be quite different depending on transparency.