It is the pink ivory from woodturningz.com. I have bought 15 blanks from him so far and they have all turned out fantastic. I purchased the A GRADE blanks. Tyhe picture does not even come close to showing how good the blanks are. I finished with a CA finish. I have just started using CA as a finish and I am still learning.
Johnny, those are really beautiful! My wife is going to be very jealous when I get her to come over and look at these.... I badgered Ryan into giving me a sample of Grade "A" and a piece of Grade "B" but I haven't tried anything with them yet. Have you tried any grade "B" yet? Other than external color, do you know what the differences are?
Thumbs, I dont know the difference but since it is only like a buck more, go for the grade A I have not been disappointed. Dougle, I was thinking that same thing this morning on the way to work. I thought to myself, if I get pulled over with this thing, no ones gonna believe it is a bracelet helper!
Originally posted by opfoto
Great job on both the pen and the "helper". What is that pen kit??? Polaris? I just bought some "A" blanks from Ryan too. Haven't turned any pens from this batch yet but will soon.
Johnny, do you know whether you can bake or FP the pink ivory to get a deeper color? I hear you can bake purpleheart at about 325-350 for 5-10 minutes and get a much deeper purple, and I know FP also brings out the purple color more. Wasn't sure about whether this also works with PI.