Purple Heart Pen Blanks

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Purple Heart Pen Blanks

$1.50 ea.

1-4 $1.50 ea.
5+ $1.35 ea. (10% off)
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Purple Heart 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 Purple Heart?

Grain usually straight often with a fine curly figure. Fine texture. Moderately hard to work but takes a glossy, lustrous finish. Lacquer finish will best preserve the color. Also called Amaranth or purpleheart.

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

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About Purple Heart (Peltogyne spp)

Weight

5.02

lbs /Bd. Ft.
40.22% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2390

Janka Rating
85.27% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.79

Specific Gravity
23.44% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

map of where Purple Heart tree grows
Purple Heart is an exotic wood from Latin America

Grain usually straight often with a fine curly figure. Fine texture. Moderately hard to work but takes a glossy, lustrous finish. Lacquer finish will best preserve the color. Also called Amaranth or purpleheart.

color of Purple Heart
Color Range
Dull gray brown when freshly cut but soon oxidizing to a violet purple.
the Purple Heart tree
What's The Tree Like?
A tall tree 120 feet or more, producing a long, straight trunk about 36 inches in diameter.
other names for Purple Heart
Other Names
Purpleheart, Amarante, Amaranth, Guarab, Koroboreli, Morado, Nazareno, Palo morado, Pau roxo, Pelo morado, Purperhard, Saka, Sakavalli, Tananeo, Violetwood
uses for Purple Heart
Some Typical Uses
Industrial construction, flooring, tool handles, accessories, furniture, cutting boards, musical instruments, picture frames, jewelry, jewelry boxes

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5 (4)
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5.0
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2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
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4 Total Reviews
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April 18, 2017
5 out of 5
Excellent
Review by  Michael from California
Came earlier than expected and was good quality despite my somewhat apprehensive nature. I am very pleased.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 27, 2012
5 out of 5
Nice turning wood
Review by  Ross from Easton, MA USA
Experienced a very nice wood to create another new pen with purple from wood instead of acrylics. After applying 12000 grit as the final buff, the natural colors popped.
Recommended
September 18, 2012
5 out of 5
Top notch
Review by  Ts from ,
Very nice pieces,very pleased.
Recommended
October 17, 2011
5 out of 5
Beautiful
Review by  Sean from ,
I find these blanks to be of very fine quality, and are nice to turn. I should have waited a little longer to wax them after turning, but the gray streaks added an extra hint of character.
Recommended
4 Total Reviews
  • 1
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