I was just playing today and made a chaos pen. I took cutoff scrapps from making a cutting board and randomly glued them up. Sliced it into 1” wide strips on a 45, flipped every other piece and re-glued. Sliced again in a 45 and re-glued to make a big chaos blank. Today I cut my first pen blank out of it and turned it. Interesting effect! I will be able to get quite a few more pens out of this mess and each one will be unique. Not bad for scraps that I otherwise would have tossed! Woods are maple, cherry, walnut, and purpleheart.