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Old 01-11-2017, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default White Oak (400+y.o.) Pen Blanks

These blanks come from a 400 year old White Oak struck by lightning in California. Legend has it that this tree was listed on the National Historic Register. The blanks are from cut-offs I got from a friend.
The tree was quarter sawn so some of these blanks have a lot of flecking which gives the finished pens depth (kinda 3D).
The wood is very heavy an dense. Its been naturally drying since 2006. Make me an offer on the first 3 batches of (4) blanks each.
Size 5" x 1" x 1".
These are also great for doing inlays that follow the grain of the wood. Blue turquoise or dark blue mica really make the pens "pop." email me back and I'll let you in on a secret ingredient that really works great." It takes more work but I get $50- $100 per completed pen.
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It would be nice if you had a range you were looking at for them.
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I agree with Herb 100% .... it would be nice if you posted a price for your "for sale" items! ;)
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You know what they say..."if you have to ask...."
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Well, I have no idea what that stuff's actually worth out on the market ...

I know that I can get some Ancient Kauri for around 50 - 100 dollars a board foot (US), and Gabon Ebony can go for around 90 - 115 dollars a board foot. The top dog in that game is Bethlehem Olivewood, though: I calculated that at around 130 dollars a board foot.
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