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 St. Patrick's Day blank that will only be available February 24th - March 24th, 2021. Any blanks on the shelf after March 24th 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.
We combined 1mm Silver Holographic, 1mm Black Holographic, and 3 different green 1mm and fine glitters to create this blank. We had a suggestion for this color combination from one of our customers. We love it when our customers send us color suggestions because it makes our job easier and also this turned out to be such a gorgeous blank.
This blank is highly transparent so you will need to paint the tubes if you choose to use this blank on a tubed kit. The glitter does offer a lot of coverage on the thicker-walled kits, like the cigar, but you will see more of the transparency on the thinner-walled kits, like the sierra. We turned this blank on both a Sierra Vista tube and Cigar tubes so you can see the transparency. The inside of the blanks were painted silver on both blanks.
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. Thank you to Deirdre Skaggs for her suggestion of colors that led to this blank.