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    FREE (!) Pen blanks - ALL GONE!

    I've got a bunch of air dried Spalted Curly Maple that I've cut into planks. In doing so, there's a lot of wast wood on both edges, and some off cuts to remove end checkage. There's probably enough stuff there for quite a few pen blanks, if anyone's interested.

    Right now, the wood is at 10~12% moisture content.

    It's 1½" thick, so I might be able to get tome 1½ X 1½ X 10 or 12 " turning pieces, but most of it would be better suited to pen blanks.

    Question: Is ¾ X ¾ X 6" a suitable pen blank size?

    In any event, if you're interested, let me know and I'll cut some up. If you want just a few, they're free for the asking. If you want a bunch of them, I might ask you to pay for the postage (USPS Flat Rate boxes).
    Last edited by Jim DeLaney; 02-21-2010 at 11:31 PM.
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    Jim, 5" to 5 1/2" is plenty long for a pen blank.
    I have a couple hundred spalted maple pen blanks cut up I'll be stabilizing very soon.
    Those will make some nice pens for someone.
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    Jim -

    I haven't acquired my lathe yet, but that's coming soon. Once some financials shake themselves out, I'll have a bit of extra scratch coming in, it's just a matter of how the timing works itself out. Sometime in the next couple of months, anyway. Pen turning is something I'd be quite interested in getting into, so I'd be happy to take a handful of those blanks off your hands.

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    Jim

    I'd be happy to take some of that spalted maple off your hands. PM me for your price and shipping.

    Larry

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    I could use some Jim. PM with details
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    PM sent.

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    PM sent

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    After an almost overwhelming response, I've cut, packed, and have ready to ship, everything I had left.

    The Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes will be sent out tomorrow.

    Thanks for helping me clear out my scrap pile, guys!
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    Got my Box 'O Blanks today.

    Not sure what breed the two pieces of "Package Filler" are?

    Thanks Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Cronkite View Post
    Got my Box 'O Blanks today.

    Not sure what breed the two pieces of "Package Filler" are?

    Thanks Jim
    Glad you got it so quickly.

    The 'filler' pieces are walnut, if I recall correctly.
    Jim D.
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