Birds Eye Maple Pen Blanks

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Birds Eye Maple Pen Blanks

$2.00 ea.

1-4 $2.00 ea.
5+ $1.80 ea. (10% off)
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Birds Eye Maple Pen Blanks

Turn your own beautiful pens that will make your family and friends smile. Using these hand-sorted pen blanks from Woodworkers Source means you get only the highest quality blanks that are cut square from premium kiln dried lumber.
 
Why Choose Birds Eye Maple?

Figured with many small swirls resulting in circular eyes separate from each other - dubbed birds eye figure. Same species as typical hard white maple, yet featuring this distinctive figure. The wood is hard and heavy, very durable with a fine texture. Birds eye figure does pose problems with planing and some hand tool operations.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 3/4"
Width 3/4"
Length 6"
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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About Birds Eye Maple (Acer saccharum)

Weight

3.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1450

Janka Rating
12.40% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak

map of where Birds Eye Maple tree grows
Birds Eye Maple is a domestic wood from North America

Figured with many small swirls resulting in circular eyes separate from each other - dubbed birds eye figure. Same species as typical hard white maple, yet featuring this distinctive figure. The wood is hard and heavy, very durable with a fine texture. Birds eye figure does pose problems with planing and some hand tool operations.

color of Birds Eye Maple
Color Range
Cream white to reddish brown.
the Birds Eye Maple tree
What's The Tree Like?
Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36".
other names for Birds Eye Maple
Other Names
Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
uses for Birds Eye Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, some cabinetry, high end pieces (furniture, interior trim and paneling, etc.) and fine accessories like jewelry boxes, desk clocks, etc.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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out of 5
5 (3)
4 (0)
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Would recommend this product?
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5.0
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
3 Total Reviews
  • 1
January 17, 2017
5 out of 5
Pen Turning
Review by  Mule from CA
I've used these in the past and these look great, Can't wait until I get back in the shop
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 21, 2012
5 out of 5
Very nice wood
Review by  JND from Arnold, MO USA
Happy with this Birds Eye Maple. Wood Showed up with the expected coloration and figuring.
Recommended
December 12, 2011
5 out of 5
Birds Eye Maple Pen Blank
Review by  Chet from Crestwood, Ky UsA
I have used pen blanks from many vendors but these are the best quality ever. This comment applies all of the 17 I ordered. I have turned over 200 pens so I have a little experience with pen blanks.
Recommended
3 Total Reviews
  • 1
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