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 Christmas 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.
We were searching for just the right ingredients for our last Christmas blank and they magically came together (must be that Christmas Magic). Tinsel that would work in a pen blank was found in Silver, Gold, and White. This tinsel was great, but it needed something to make it over the top elegant and amazing little gold open stars magically appeared that made it all come together. The name is literal - the tinsel in the blank and the twinkle of the tons of gold stars.
The tinsels and glitter have been cast in a clear Alumilite base. The three colors of tinsel (silver, gold, and white) along with the most elegant, open gold star glitter make up this wonderful pen blank.
There is a lot of 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. We typically say you can paint the inside of the blank any color you want. However, with this blank we highly recommend using gold, gold glitter, silver, or silver glitter. We have found with other colors, the white tinsel disappears and the elegance of this blank is lost as well. As always it is your choice we just thought we would share our experience. This blank will work perfect for either tubed or non-tubed projects.
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.