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Hot Pink Paua Abalone Pre-tubed Pen Blank (Sierra|Virage)
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Hot Pink Paua Abalone Pre-tubed Pen Blank (Sierra|Virage)
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This pre-tubed Sierra|Virage blank is made from Hot Pink Paua abalone. The pen blanks are made right here in the United States in Tennessee.

The colors in the Paua shell change when viewed at different angles. Paua’s iridescence, similar to Mother of Pearl but far more brilliant, is what makes Paua shell such an amazing material for Pen blanks. Every shell is a different pattern of colors and swirls making each pen blank unique. The Hot Pink color has been dyed.

The Paua is cut into thin strips, then ever so delicately each strip is meticulously hand applied on to the pen tube. It is then cast in clear polyester resin to enhance and protect it's beauty.

Trimming the ends:

Some turners have success using a barrel trimmer for trimming and squaring blank ends; we HIGHLY recommend using a squaring jig and sanding the ends. When sanding, go slow and easy to avoid heat buildup.


As you begin to turn the blank, you will see the clear tube being “turned off” until you have turned far enough down to where the abalone appears to fill the entire blank. Turning these Paua Abalone blanks is no different than other acrylics; turn it down to the correct size using your method of choice: mandrel and bushings, turn between centers or using calipers.

Sanding and polishing:

Once you have almost reached the correct size, sand the blank with the lathe running; we recommend a 220 grit to remove the lathe tool marks. At this point, turning off the lathe and gently sanding the blank end to end with a 400 grit sand paper to remove any rotational sanding marks is key in getting a glass like finish. Once this end to end sanding is complete, you should not see ANY rotational sanding marks on the blank. At this point, we recommend finishing by wet-sanding with Micro-Mesh starting with the 1500 grit and proceeding thru each grit to 12000. Use plenty of water! Wet-sanding accomplishes several things; it keeps things cool, it helps to keep the micromesh free of buildup, and it gives a scratch free finish. Once you have reached the 12000 grit, finish with a polish of your choice.

Shown finished with a Gold Sierra Pen Kit (sold separately)
Shown finished with a Gold Sierra Pen Kit (sold separately)
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