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Maypole Alumilite Glitter Pen Blank - Spring 2021 Limited Edition
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Maypole Alumilite Glitter Pen Blank - Spring 2021 Limited Edition
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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 Spring 2021 blank that will only be available April 7th - 28th, 2021. Any blanks on the shelf after April 28th 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.

A maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance often takes place. The festivals may occur on Midsummer or Pentecost (around June). Tori really loved the bright colors of the maypole ribbons so she decided to try and recreate that look with some mica and glitter. This is one of the most ambitious resin pours Tori has attempted to date as there are 7 different mica colors in this blank. She mixed light blue, spring green, daisy yellow, fuchsia pink, orange, lilac purple and white with an opal shimmer 1mm glitter for a truly dazzling effect.

This blank has a very low transparency. You can paint the inside of the blank or tubes, but we don't believe it will have much effect on the final look on the thicker profile kits, like Cigars. It probably will have an effect on thinner profile kits like Sierras, but only in the lighter areas of the blank (the white and yellow sections).

The cigar barrels were finished with a few coats of UltraThin CA Glue and sanded through 12000 grit. The inside of the blanks were painted white to test the transparency. Tori photographed both sides of the finished barrels because the way the colors interact is so different on each side of this blank that we wanted you to get the full effect!

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.

Close-up of example Maypole blanks
Close-up of example Maypole blanks
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Showing both sides of the turned and finished Cigar Maypole barrels
Showing both sides of the turned and finished Cigar Maypole barrels
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