Pen Blanks, Chinaberry, (set of 5 blanks)

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Made in Killeen, Texas

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Chinaberry pen blanks are cut from Chinaberry (Melia azedarach), a semi-exotic hardwood found throughout many US states, though not native to this country.

Nominal dimensions: 5"x.75"x.75".

Relatively easy to work with, it has wonderful grain patterns and contrast, giving it a great finished look in custom turned pens. The wood is soft, with open pores, allowing for either a more rustic finish, or when filled, will allow smooth finishes and/or additional color to be introduced into your designs.

Useful links on Chinaberry:
http://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symbol=MEAZ
http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=MEAZ)
http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/chinaberry/

For detailed information on physical properties of wood species, visit:
http://www.woodweb.com/Resources/wood_eng_handbook/wood_handbook_fpl_2010.pdf

The USDA provides a large list of wood species with links to information about their properties: https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research/centers/woodanatomy/techsheets_display.php?geo_category_id=4&genus_commonname_criteria=c&sorting_rule=1a

If you do not know about wood allergies and potential issues while working with wood, the following link presents some information you should be familiar with while working with wood: http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Danger_in_the_Woods.html I have used this link without permission, as I was unable to find contact information for Custom Woodworking Business.

Some useful information on preventing color changes in exotic hardwoods is available at: http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/preventing-color-changes-in-exotic-woods/


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In selling a variety of items from wood, the properties between species may vary considerably. If you are not familiar with properties of natural wood items, especially small solid wood items, please check out the useful links in the item descriptions. I endeavor to provide quality merchandise, but cannot be responsible for natural changes or characteristics of wood items.

Keep the wood items clean, dry, and avoid shock and impacts. Wood expands and contracts with moisture/water, and this can adversely affect your product. Wood items, especially small ones, are subject to cracking/breaking, especially with the grain, from impact, shock, or excessive moisture content changes (This can happen from extreme changes in humidity!). Items such as drink coasters should be dried immediately after use, and not immersed in water to clean. Use of a dishwasher is definitely NOT recommended for your wood items!

In selling a variety of items from wood, the properties between species may vary considerably. If you are not familiar with properties of natural wood items, especially small solid wood items, please check out the useful links in the item descriptions. I endeavor to provide quality merchandise, but cannot be responsible for natural changes or characteristics of wood items.

Keep the wood items clean, dry, and avoid shock and impacts. Wood expands and contracts with moisture/water, and this can adversely affect your product. Wood items, especially small ones, are subject to cracking/breaking, especially with the grain, from impact, shock, or excessive moisture content changes (This can happen from extreme changes in humidity!). Items such as drink coasters should be dried immediately after use, and not immersed in water to clean. Use of a dishwasher is definitely NOT recommended for your wood items!



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