Acryliwood Turning Blanks and Pen Blanks

AcryliWood: Fuchsia Big Leaf Maple Burl

AcryliWood resin stabilized North American woods. Available in Natural and Dyed.

Acryliwood: Northern Lights™ Turning Blanks

About Acryliwood Turning Blanks and Pen Blanks

AcryliWood™ is resin stabilized wood made from burl and spalted woods. We stock primarily North American species. AcryliWood stabilized wood is made with our proprietary stabilization process. The resin stabilizes the wood, adds contrast to the the grain, and improves turning properties of burls and spalted woods. Woods shipped will not be identical to the picture, but similar in appearance. Please specify the species and color or lot number when ordering. Questions? Please call or email us at wood2@rrpwhite.com. Need more info? Please see our Turning Tips Page.

Please Note:

  • Standard size pen blanks are 5/8″ x 5/8″ x 5″ or over
  • Jumbo size pen blanks are 13/16″ x 13/16″ x 5-1/4″ or over
  • Discounts: Please request quote on higher volume discounts.
  • Although not listed, many species can be cut and stabilized in other sizes up to 2-1/4″ square. Please inquire for availability and pricing on other sizes.

 

Acryliwood: Northern LightsNorthern Lights™ Variegated EvergreenNorthern Lights™ pen blanks are made from an evergreen softwood that absorbs resin in an unusual manner, creating variegated color patterns. The wood will not fully saturate with resin, which causes the variegated effect. Because of this, the blank is lighter and softer than a typical stabilized blank. We suggest you take a look at our Turning Tips Page for suggestions on working with these blanks. We were excited to discover the unique stabilizing properties of this relatively common wood. They are less expensive to produce and create a striking pen.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks:$3.25 Each
Northern Lights™ Variegated Evergreen:

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Royal Blue

Candy Apple Red

Capri Blue

Magenta Rose
Lilac Tangerine Orange
Turquoise Skye Aztec Gold
Peridot Green Gun Metal Black
Forest Green
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Acryliwood: Curly Poplar Turquoise

NEW! Curly Poplar

Curly Poplar is a light colored wood similar in appearance to Curly Maple. It takes dye readily and will stabilize very well. It is a good turning wood with few inclusions. The curl is generally better than curly maple, with a distinctive 3-D hologram effect when the wood is moved in the light.

PLEASE NOTE: This wood is available only in 1″ x 1-1/2″ x 5″ Knife Blocks, and 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ square game call and cue blank stock. We do not have this wood loaded in the shopping cart. Please call to order. 1-1/2″ square stock generally available in lengths from 3″ up to 12″, some longer.

Price: Knife Blocks: $19.00 Each 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ square stock, $3.94 per lineal inch
Black Blue Peridot Brown Natural*
Gold Magenta Yellow Green Red
Turquoise Violet Wine Bright Orange
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*Natural color can vary from light brown (shown) to blonde.


 

Acryliwood: Box Elder Burl

Box Elder Burl

Box Elder is a light colored, softer wooded member of the maple family. It is known for its ability to dye well and accept resin stabilization. It is a good turning wood with few inclusions. The lots here are all prime cut burl that are full of swirls, rays and eyes. The polished surface has great depth that doesn’t show that well in the pictures.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks:$5.90 Each
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Black Blue Bronze Dk. Brown Flame
Gold Magenta Natural Peridot Red
Turquoise Violet Wine Natural with Red Streaks
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Acryliwood: Western Big Leaf Maple Burl

Western Big Leaf Maple Burl

This burl is full of lots of small eyes. It has a relatively high resin absorption rate, and makes a somewhat stronger blank than some of the other species.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks: $5.90 Each
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Blue Brown Fuschia Gold Green
Natural Red Turquoise Violet Wine
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Acryliwood: Curly Maple

Curly Maple

Curly Maple is a new product! Our Curly Maple is produced from select northern, soft maple sapwood. Some colors are also available in two-tone, which is produced from heartwood.

 

 

 

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Standard Pen Blanks(solid):
Jumbo Pen Blanks (two-tone):
Standard Pen Blanks (two-tone):
$5.75 Each | No Bulk Discounts
$4.60 Each | Bulk Discounts: (10 – 25) $3.95 Each | (26 – 99) $3.60 Each | (100+ ) $3.30 Each
$3.95 Each | Bulk Discounts: (10 – 25) $3.25 Each | (26 – 99) $2.85 Each | (100+ ) $2.55 Each
$4.90 Each | No Bulk Discounts
$4.25 Each | No Bulk Discounts
Acryliwood Curly Maple:Pen Blanks:All Colors Available.Knife Scales:No Two-Tone Colors Available.

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Black Blue BlueTwo-Tone Bright Orange Bright OrangeTwo-Tone
Burnt Orange Burnt OrangeTwo-Tone Forest Green Forest GreenTwo-Tone Gold
GoldTwo-Tone Green GreenTwo-Tone Magenta MagentaTwo-Tone
Natural Natural Heartwood Natural HeartwoodTwo-Tone Red RedTwo-Tone
Turquoise TurquoiseTwo-Tone Violet VioletTwo-Tone Wine
WineTwo-Tone Yellow YellowTwo-Tone

Acryliwood Curly Maple Knife Scales

 

Acryliwood Curly Maple Knife Scales

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Acryliwood: Black Ash Burl and Figured

Black Ash Burl and Figured

These are currently available only in jumbo pen blanks. Black Ash Burl can be very intense with many eyes. The figured blanks are cut from the edges of the same burls and may contain eyes as well as figure and curl.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks, Black Ash Burl: $5.50 Each Jumbo Pen Blanks, Black Ash Figured: $4.25 Each
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Natural Burl Natural Figured
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Acryliwood: Buckeye Burl and Redwood Burl

Buckeye Burl and Redwood Burl

This is all very nice well figured buckeye burl. Like all buckeye, there are many small bark inclusions The colored areas are really more of a bluish black when finished. Buckeye ranges a light blonde color to a blue, black color. If you prefer a certain color look, please email us. We will accommodate as long as stock will allow.

Good redwood burl is getting increasingly difficult to obtain. We have a good supply we obtained several years ago.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks, Buckeye Burl: $4.50 Each Jumbo Pen Blanks, Redwood Burl: $4.50 Each
Acryliwood Buckeye Burl and Redwood Burl:

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Natural Buckeye Burl Natural Redwood Burl
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Acryliwood: Cherry Burl and Figured

Cherry Burl and Figured

Our Northern Cherry (prunus pennsylvanica or prunus serotina) burls are quite dense with a large number of “eyes”. The figured Cherry is from the same species of tree. They sometimes display an abnormal grain pattern that produces this figuring. I call it burl “wannabe” :)

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks, Cherry Burl: $4.50 Each Jumbo Pen Blanks, Cherry Figured: $2.50 Each
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Natural Burl Natural Figured
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Acryliwood: Spalted White Ash, Maple and Oak

Spalted White Ash, Maple and Oak

The spalted maple blanks come from Northern Red Maple and Sugar Maple. Most of this wood comes from figured crotches and stumps found in logged areas. We have a limited quantity of our spalted oak. They have good resin content and polish to a high shine. Most have more figuring than the blanks shown.

Spalted white ash can difficult to distinguish from spalted maple except for more visible grain lines.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks, Spalted White Ash:Jumbo Pen Blanks, Spalted Maple:Jumbo Pen Blanks, Spalted Oak: $4.50 Each$3.95 Each$3.25 Each
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Natural White Ash Natural Maple Natural Oak
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Spalted Birch

This wood has high resin absorption, making its final density greater than water. These blanks all came from a unusual dead yellow birch. The tree was about 2 feet in diameter when it died. It developed numerous small burls along the length of the trunk when it was young. These became imbedded deep in the trunk as the tree grew. The tree was “on the way out” for many years, allowing the wood to develop a mottled appearance. I’ve dyed a few of these, but natural is my personal favorite. Birch has a high resin absorption rate and makes a hard blank.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks: $3.95 Each
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Gold Natural Turquoise Wine
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Acryliwood: Spalted Ironwood and Desert Ironwood

Spalted Ironwood and Desert Ironwood

Our Desert Ironwood comes from private property in the Sonora desert. These are currently the only blanks we sell that aren’t stabilized. They are too dense for the resin to penetrate. These are beautiful shades of copper brown with broad bands, with exceptional depth after polishing. Solid, no voids, very hard and heavy.

Our Spalted Ironwood blanks are from Northern Ironwood (ostrya virginiana). Green unspalted Northern ironwood is quite boring, with a mostly white, extremely dense wood. Northern Ironwood develops beautiful whorls of brown streaking when spalted. It reminds me of a chocolate swirl cake. Due to the density, stabilizing can be tricky. Heavily spalted areas take resin easily, while unspalted areas take virtually none. We have found that occasionally there may be hidden soft spalted spots where the resin couldn’t find a pathway inside. The easiest way to handle this is to treat the area with CA glue, or contact us for a replacement blank. It makes a hard blank and generally turns well. Due to its hardness chipping can be a problem.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks, Spalted Ironwood: $3.95 Each Jumbo Pen Blanks, Desert Ironwood: (Natural) $3.95 Each | (Natural Striped) $4.50 Each
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NaturalSpalted Ironwood NaturalDesert Ironwood Natural StripedDesert Ironwood
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Acryliwood: Wormy Maple

Wormy Maple

These blanks come from dead standing Maple. There are a large number of small worm holes. Some of the holes will completely fill with resin, others will not. We use a double dye process to highlight the holes in black. If you don’t want any open worm holes we suggest you wet sand with black CA or equivalent process.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks: $4.50 Each
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Gold/Black Green/Black Natural/Black Turquoise/Black Wine/Black
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Acryliwood: Mill Burl

Mill Burl

This isn’t real burl, but a unique man-made material made from a specially processed type of chipboard. It has a high polymer resin content and a slight pearlescent appearance when polished. It may contain some very small voids that fill well by wetting with CA glue and sanding.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks: $3.95 Each
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Blue Green Red
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Acryliwood: Western Big Leaf Maple Figured

Western Big Leaf Maple Figured

This figured Big Leaf Maple is cut from the same trees that produce the burl. Like the burl, this figured wood is relatively easy to dye and stabilize. The figured wood is more abundant than the burl, hence the lower price. This wood is a good choice if you like the turning and finishing properties of stabilized wood, but at a more economical price.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks: $3.25 Each
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Blue Gold Green Natural Turquoise
Wine
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Claro Walnut Burl, Claro Walnut Figured and English Walnut

Most of our Walnut burl is Claro Walnut obtained from old groves on the west coast.

Price: Jumbo Pen Blanks, Claro Walnut Burl: $3.95 Each Jumbo Pen Blanks, Claro Walnut Figured: $2.95 Each Standard Pen Blanks, English Walnut: $2.50 Each
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NaturalClaro Walnut Burl NaturalClaro Walnut Figured NaturalEnglish Walnut
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Acryliwood: Corn Cobs

Corn Cobs

Corn cob standard pen blanks from River Ridge Products.

Price: Standard Pen Blanks: (1 – 4) $4.25 Each | Bulk Discounts: (5 – 29) $4.00 Each | (30 – 100) $3.75 Each | (100+ ) $3.25 Each
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Blue Gold Green Natural Red
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General Information About Acryliwood:Dye Process:Many people believe that dye only penetrates the outer layer of the wood. That is true for a dipping process. We use a multiple cycle pressure process that forces the dye through the volume of the wood.Dye absorption is affected primarily by the wood density and cell structure, and less by distance from the surface. Some of the most striking effects are obtained on spalted woods with significant variations in wood density. The dye is most readily absorbed by the softer areas, adding color contrast to the wood.Quality:We do our best to inspect everything we sell. Wood is a natural material and may occasionally have a significant defect that isn’t visible before turning to size. If you receive a blank that you find is not usable, please let us know so that we can send you a replacement. We don’t want you to go away unhappy!The heat required in the stabilization process will sometimes cause the blank to cure with a slight permanent bow. A small warp is normally not significant because the blank is normally cut in half before drilling and turning for pen making. If you intend to use stabilized pen blanks for an application where any warp will be problem, please let us know when you order.
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