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Certified Ancient Bog Oak Pen Blank

Item #
44996
Rating:
92% of 100
This pen blank was cut from a tree that was growing while the Egyptians were building the pyramids - between 4000 and 6000 years ago. The blank is made from authentic "bog oak," which was preserved for thousand of years in a peatbog in the Fens of England. Its dark brown color is the effect of the tannins in acidic water, which stain the wood. Bog Oak works well for woodturning and carving. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Features:
  • Each Bog Oak Pen blank measures approximately 3/4" x 3/4" x 5"L
  • Though bog oak is in the earliest stages of fossilization, it turns much like ordinary wood
  • Left untouched for millions of years, bog oak would form into coal and lignite
  • The dark brown color is the effect of the tannins in acidic water, and permeates through the entire pen blank
  • Each blank is sold individually
(1) Ancient Bog Oak Pen Blank
(1) Certificate of Authenticity
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number PBBOGOAK
Weight 0.1000
Length 5"
Width 3/4"
Species Oak
4.6 / 5.0
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Bog oak
Looked great
April 1, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
Made pen/pencil set for gift everyone loved them
December 1, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Not a blank for beginners.
October 1, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love the dark black color
Turns like a charcoal briquette, fine black dust but, the beautiful dark color is well worth the mess.
Can be brittle when turned thin
Gorgeous dark color
Gorgeous dark color
August 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Talk about antique!
I took a pen turning class at my local Rockler shop and wanted to make something unique, I found the last piece of Certified Ancient Bog Oak, between 4000-6000 years old and knew this would fit the bill!
June 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great
I turned a very elegant looking pen with this blank. Definitely going to buy it again
March 28, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Would recommend this for all you turners. I made pens for gifts,turns easily and has a rich almost black color that shines up very nicely.
December 23, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gorgeous Piece of Wood
This was amazing to turn. It only gets prettier when finished. A unique charcoal grey with black grain.
December 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
smoky wood
very hard compact wood. harder to turn but made a nice celtic pen
May 10, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Purchased two blanks to craft two fountain pens. Drilled and turned without any problem. I did not use CA because I wanted to keep the look and feel of ancient wood. I put a couple applications of friction polish for the finishing touch.
January 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Goes great with the Celtic Pen kits from Penn State.
Tom H on Jun 28, 2019
It just sounded cool. Something to add to my pen display kit.
Lawrence C on Feb 28, 2019
Goes great with the Celtic Pen kits from Penn State.
Tom H on Jun 28, 2019
Because my local Rockler NEVER HAS THESE IN STOCK!
Dave R on Apr 13, 2019
It just sounded cool. Something to add to my pen display kit.
Lawrence C on Feb 28, 2019
My Stepmom’s family lineage is from the area so what could be better then a little history in her hand!
Chris C on Feb 26, 2019
Cause it's old as dirt and the color!
Corey c on Dec 5, 2018
Uniquely special & authentic
Sue T on Nov 15, 2018
I bought one to make a pen and one to make beads. I think it'll look great.
MIKE S on Nov 9, 2018
to make knife handles. it would of been nice to get in a knife scale size.
Rosemary A on Jan 9, 2018
I like the color and subtle grain pattern shown.
S I on Jun 5, 2017
history of the wood
Brian M on Dec 2, 2016
coolness
Erik J on Nov 16, 2016
Looked like an interesting pen blank
LAURA F on Oct 30, 2016
because it is old
Jonathan L on Oct 18, 2016
Interesting characteristics of the wood.
Paola A on Oct 2, 2016
Customers like products with a special meaning behind it.
John R on May 17, 2016
I like the feel of having a piece of history from ancient times.
Dwight H on May 13, 2016
ITS OLD
Robert S on May 2, 2016
My best seller....
Duane L on Apr 17, 2016
People like this on the larger pens.
Tony G on Jul 25, 2015
replaces another piece I experimented with.
Jeff S on Jun 14, 2015
Because my local Rockler NEVER HAS THESE IN STOCK!
Dave R on Apr 13, 2019
My Stepmom’s family lineage is from the area so what could be better then a little history in her hand!
Chris C on Feb 26, 2019
I’m looking for a custom size piece of Irish bog oak and I’m wondering if you can help me?
Matlynn S on Sep 25, 2018
Has this wood been stabalized???
Chris T on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No the last ones we got were not stabilized.