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 Winter blank that will only be available between October 20 - November 17, 2020. Any blanks on the shelf after November 17th will still be available for sale, but no additional blanks will be made after the 17th. Some of the glitter used in the blanks is extremely limited. There is the possibility if the blank is immensely popular that we might be unable to procure additional glitter and therefore be unable to continue making the blank through to November 17th. If this happens, we will unfortunately have to call the blank SOLD OUT early.
Tori is having a fit trying to photograph this beautiful blank for you - the extra special glitter she put in it just doesn't want to show up on camera. Maybe she actually has the elf that puts glitter on everything that comes from the North Pole. You can never capture those guys on film! The blank made Tori think of the crystal figurines she had seen at the mall and the snow she isn't sure whether she is ready for or not. While she was thinking of all that, she ended up stealing the name from a song. We will steal our names from anywhere if they work.
The micas and glitter have been cast in a clear Alumilite base. The Mica powders are a Sparkle and a Interference Red. The special glitter that doesn't like its picture taken is a white glitter that gives off a laser blue/purple shine.
There is some translucency to these blanks and when turned to the thinner dimensions of a finished pen, you will definitely notice. Because of this, we recommend painting the interior of the blank after drilling. You can paint the inside of the blank any color you want. The color you choose will really impact the final appearance though. It is so difficult photographing this beautiful, white blank that we don't have a good example of the translucency; but you really don't see it until you are turning it down anyway. This blank will work perfect for either tubed or non-tubed projects. For a tubed project, the color you paint the inside of the blank will drastically change the look of the blank.
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 donít use a CA Finish (we use a few coats of Super Thin), you can 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.