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 Valentine's blank that will only be available January 13th - February 10th, 2021. Any blanks on the shelf after February 10th will still be available for sale, but no additional blanks will be made after the 10th of February. Some of the glitter used in the blanks is extremely limited, but we believe we have procured enough for the entire run.
Tori wanted to create a blank that looked like a beautiful diamond engagement ring so she combined some macro sparkle mica with 3 different holographic fine glitters and a chunky silver holographic glitter to create that diamond ring sparkle with a platinum band.
This blank is highly transparent. If you are going to use it for a tubed kit, we would recommend painting the tubes or the inside of the blank. As always, the creative choice is up to you. The blank is shown finished on Sierra Vista tubes with the inside of the blank painted white on the top tube and silver on the bottom tube in the finished photo. Because of the transparency, the paint color you choose will drastically affect the finished outcome of the blank. Each is beautiful, but it depends on what you are looking for -- more glitter to show up from the silver paint or a whiter, cleaner look with a touch of glitter from the white.
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 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.