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Purpleheart Pen Blank

Item #
28053
Rating:
90% of 100

For a pen that will truly stand out among its wooden peers, turn your next barrel out of Purpleheart. The brilliant purple color with subtle, smooth grain patterns beneath will yield breathtaking results!

(1) Purpleheart Pen Blank
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Weight 0.1700
Tech Spec
  • 5" long x 3/4" square nominal size
4.5 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Christmas ornaments with pen blanks.
Great blank, no cracks. Thank you Rockler !
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Added Oct 6, 2019
October 6, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
seam ripper purple heart
Turned good and was sized right, because I am a beginner I didn't realize I needed to torch it to bring out the purple, The next time I use purple heart I will torch before finishing.
finished with ca, first real lathe project.
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September 10, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Blanks
Excellent Blanks. Very square and had excellent results in turning pens with a Celtic Knot.
May 28, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It is a good quality pen blank, was easy to turn and finish
April 29, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
purple heart pen blank
very nice. have not had a chance to use it for anything yet.
April 28, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Quality Wood
Not much to say about it. It's a block of wood. No major defects, no knots. Overall nice wood.
March 18, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I would recommend this blank when you have a request for pens to honor veterans by their family. The appearance is great and the representation to the veteran will always hit home.
October 29, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Purpleheart
Very nice wood to work with.
Makes a beautiful looking pen/pencil or whatever you want to make. Give it 4-5 coats of wax and very pretty.
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
It is a good quality pen blank, was easy to turn and finish. I didn’t think it was purple after turning more of a reddish brown. I “burnt” to bring up grain and deepen the purple color.
On the lathe, just turned and ready for finishing and not very purple!?!?
“Burnt” and finished, a Manhattan pen! (the pen box is made of walnut with oak accents)
March 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Beautiful color
I used this blank with a chrome Pioneer hardware kit as part of a his/hers pen set for a wedding gift. With a CA glue finish the color and grain really pops!
April 14, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Nice color
Alonzo S on Oct 18, 2019
I have a cabinet shop and theses are the supplies I need
Ken B on Dec 26, 2016
Nice color
Alonzo S on Oct 18, 2019
on sale
james z on Jan 20, 2017
I have a cabinet shop and theses are the supplies I need
Ken B on Dec 26, 2016
new to pen turning just needed some items.
Kenneth M on Nov 19, 2016
First time user of this wood.
Donald G on Aug 14, 2016
Good color
LatheRunner on Jun 20, 2016
Liked its look. Affordable.
Irene C on Mar 23, 2016
Making pens for friends.
Stanley F on Mar 3, 2016
Bought it because the kit required a pen blank.
Rick S on Jan 7, 2016
Adding to my wood collection for turning kits
Sam on Nov 30, 2015
on sale
james z on Jan 20, 2017
new to pen turning just needed some items.
Kenneth M on Nov 19, 2016
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