Price is per blank. The blanks shown are representative of the blank you will receive, but are not necessarily the exact blank you will receive.
Blanks measure 3/4"+ x 5"+.
Bear Tooth Woods is bringing you a limited-edition Spring 2021 blank that will only be available April 7th - 28th, 2021. Any blanks on the shelf after April 28th will still be available for sale, but no additional blanks will be made after that time. Some of the glitter used in the blanks is extremely limited, but we believe we have procured enough for the entire run.
Spring Fling was the perfect name for this blank as Tori spent a good amount of time flinging glitter into the mix to get this blank just right. This blank underwent a few evolutions before arriving at the final product. Some of our great ideas don’t always work out so well once Tori does a test, but that's part of the fun of coming up with these blanks. Sometimes you get something even cooler than you originally planned by happy accident.
Tori combined 6 Transparent Neon 1mm Glitters with an ultra fine Mother of Pearl Glitter to give you an explosion of spring color. This blank is highly transparent. The paint color used on the tube or painted on the inside of the blank after drilling will affect the final look of the turned barrel. The glitter is transparent so it reflects differently with each paint color. The turned Sierra Vista barrels shown were painted on the inside of the blank with Dark Purple, Neon Green and White spray paint so you could see how a darker vs. medium vs. lighter paint color would affect the finished product.
Each barrel was finished with a few coats of UltraThin CA Glue and sanded through 12000 grit.
Our Glitter Alumilite blanks have that butter-smooth turn that you've come to expect from Alumilite, however the glitter does tend to make a mess. Expect to find glitter for a while after you turn. When finishing the Glitter blank, we've found that using a CA finish has given us the smoothest finish. If you don’t use a CA Finish (we use a few coats of Ultra Thin), you might be able to feel the slightest texture of the glitter on the surface of your turned blank.
Small voids in any Glitter blanks are to be expected. We put a lot of glitter in these blanks and some air bubbles and small tear-outs will occur when turning. We recommend using medium viscosity CA glue to fill these voids while the lathe is turned off. Be absolutely sure the CA glue has FULLY cured before you turn the lathe back on.
These Glitter Alumilite blanks are made in-house here at Bear Tooth Woods. We are starting small and only have the molds to make 3/4" x 5" pen blanks, but we have plans to expand if the demand is there from our customers, so let us know. Comments, compliments, tips, suggestions, complaints, etc. are all appreciated.