Finishes

Acrylics

Acrylic Antique Silver :


Acrylic Black :


Acrylic Black & White Striped :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
This does not finish striped in the true sense, but has large and small areas of each color. Sorry, that's the best explanation I have!

Acrylic Black w/White Swirl :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Blue :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Blue w/Black Swirls :


Acrylic Blue w/Pink Swirl :


Acrylic Blue w/White Swirl :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Burgundy :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Caribbean Blue :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Charcoal :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
A nice black/white/gray smokey look to this really sets it apart! 

Acrylic Chocolate Ripple :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Clouds :


Acrylic Cobalt Blue :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
This is an incredible deep blue that will make you just say, "Wow!"

Acrylic Copper Swirl :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Copperhead :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Dalmation :


Acrylic Desert Camo :


Acrylic Dragon :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Duke :


Acrylic Eggplant :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Enchanted Forest :


Acrylic Gator Alley :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
This may be called Gator Alley, but it sure looks like UVA colors to me! Wahoo!

Acrylic Glacier :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Gold Dust :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Grape Fury :


Acrylic Jungle Camo :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
The look of the jungle!

Acrylic Kryptonite :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Lava :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Lemon :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
Sassy and tart, just like a lemon!

Acrylic Maroon w/Yellow Swirl :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Molten Metal :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Navy Camo :


Acrylic Northern Lights :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Orange Sorbet :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
This reminds me of an old "Push-Up"!

Acrylic Pearlized Blue :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
Interesting swirls and color combinations.

Acrylic Pearlized Jade :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Pearlized Pink :


Acrylic Pearlized Rainbow :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Persian Blue :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Pink :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Pink Camo :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
The pattern is Camo, but you'll sure see this! It doesn't blend in with anything!

Acrylic Pink Passion :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Planet Earth :


Acrylic Pomegranate :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Purple Crush :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Purple Haze :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.
 
My wife's favorite acrylic. It has the look of royalty.
I use this color for pens given as gifts to the International Pageants winners!

Acrylic Purple Rain :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Rainbow :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Red :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Red & Black :


Acrylic Red w/Gold Swirl :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Red w/White Swirl :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Sea Foam :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Sea Ice :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Shamrock :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Solarflare :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Summer :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic Tye Dye :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic UNC :


Acrylic UVA :


Acrylic Va Tech :


Acrylic White :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic White w/Black Swirl :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic White w/Blue Swirl :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Acrylic/Wood Fiji Mint :

Acrylic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one ore more derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic plastics are polymers, a material made up of many molecules linked together.

Circuit Board, Black :

The circuit board is exactly that. It appears to have a circuit board inside the barrel of the pen! This is a great pen for all the I T guys & gals out there, as well as computer nuts!

Circuit Board, Orange :

The circuit board is exactly that. It appears to have a circuit board inside the barrel of the pen! This is a great pen for all the I T guys & gals out there, as well as computer nuts!

Circuit Board, White :

The circuit board is exactly that. It appears to have a circuit board inside the barrel of the pen! This is a great pen for all the I T guys & gals out there, as well as computer nuts!

Burled wood

Burled Afzelia :

Afzelia (Afzelia spp.) is found in Africa and southeast Asia. The heartwood is reddish brown. well defined sapwood is a pale yellowish white. Colors tend to darken with age.Afzelia is naturally lustrous but can be difficult to work with due to its interlocking grain. It has been compared to Mahogany and Teak for its favorable appearance. 
Afzelia is a beautiful finished wood and will make a standout pen, sure to get you noticed.

Burled Amboyna :

Amboyna burl (pterocarpus inicus), or Narra, is one of the most distinctive and sought after woods in the world. It is called Amboyna when it is in burled form.
The heartwood ranges from golden yellow to deep red with beautifully contrasting, straw-colored sapwood, and an often spectacular, wavy grain pattern.
Amboyna is very popular with pen turners and carvers as well as pool cue makers, fine furniture makers, and seekers of dramatic inlay materials.
This is probably my personal favorite among all the burls we have.

Burled Big Leaf Maple :

Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) grow in the coastal regions of  Pacific northwest North America.Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood  of the maple is most commonly used rather than the heartwood. Sapwood ranges from almost white to a light golden or reddish brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown.
Common uses are veneer, musical instruments, pulpwood, boxes, crates/pallets, and small specialty turned products.
The burled maple has outstanding swirl patterns and makes a wonderful pen.

Burled Black & White Ebony :

Black and White Ebony (Diospyros embryopteris) is common to Myanmar (Formerly Burma) and Laos in southeast Asia.
It features a striking contrast between a creamy background and thick, dark chocolate bands. It is considered a rare find and polishes well. It makes for beautiful jewelry and other turned products such as pens.
Burl enhances the beauty, producing wonderful swirls of colors which adds to the rarity of this wood. You will be quite pleased with this choice!

Burled Black Ash :

Black Ash is native to the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.
The heartwood is a light to medium brown. The sapwood can be very wide and tends to be beige or light brown and is not always clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
It is mostly used as commercial lumber.

Burled Black Cherry :

Black Cherry is the largest of the native cherry trees and the only one 
with any commercial value. It is found throughout the eastern US. Large, high quality trees suited for furniture or veneer are found  in large numbers in Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia.
The heartwood is light pinkish brown and darkens with time and exposure to light, while the sapwood is a pale yellowish color.
It is also used for cabinetry, flooring, and turned objects.

Burled Boxelder :

Boxelder, technically considered a maple tree, its' lumber is softer, weaker, and lighter than almost all other species of maple. It is found all over North America, but is most common in the central and eastern United States.
The sapwood is pale white while the heartwood is a grayish/yellowish brown, and often has red or pink streaks.
It is used mostly for small turned and ornamental objects, but is also used for boxes and crates.

Burled Buckeye :

Buckeye (Aesculus spp.) grows in the eastern United states and is also the state tree of Ohio. The heartwood is creamy white or yellowish and can have grayish streaks. Buckeye burl has reddish brown knots with light to dark grey swirls of discoloring.
We offer natural buckeye burl but lean toward the dyed wood (red, green blue, orange, and others) that offer some of the most unusual combinations we've seen!  We also offer spalted buckeye which finishes a yellowish gray. It is simply one of the best looking pens we've made!

Burled Buckeye Dyed Blue :

Buckeye (Aesculus spp.) grows in the eastern United states and is also the state tree of Ohio. The heartwood is creamy white or yellowish and can have grayish streaks. Buckeye burl has reddish brown knots with light to dark grey swirls of discoloring.
We offer natural buckeye burl but lean toward the dyed wood (red, green blue, orange, and others) that offer some of the most unusual combinations we've seen!  We also offer spalted buckeye which finishes a yellowish gray. It is simply one of the best looking pens we've made!

Burled Buckeye Dyed Green :

Buckeye (Aesculus spp.) grows in the eastern United states and is also the state tree of Ohio. The heartwood is creamy white or yellowish and can have grayish streaks. Buckeye burl has reddish brown knots with light to dark grey swirls of discoloring.
We offer natural buckeye burl but lean toward the dyed wood (red, green blue, orange, and others) that offer some of the most unusual combinations we've seen!  We also offer spalted buckeye which finishes a yellowish gray. It is simply one of the best looking pens we've made!

Burled Buckeye Dyed Red :

Buckeye (Aesculus spp.) grows in the eastern United states and is also the state tree of Ohio. The heartwood is creamy white or yellowish and can have grayish streaks. Buckeye burl has reddish brown knots with light to dark grey swirls of discoloring.
We offer natural buckeye burl but lean toward the dyed wood (red, green blue, orange, and others) that offer some of the most unusual combinations we've seen!  We also offer spalted buckeye which finishes a yellowish gray. It is simply one of the best looking pens we've made!

Burled Buckeye Dyed Yellow :

Buckeye (Aesculus spp.) grows in the eastern United states and is also the state tree of Ohio. The heartwood is creamy white or yellowish and can have grayish streaks. Buckeye burl has reddish brown knots with light to dark grey swirls of discoloring.
We offer natural buckeye burl but lean toward the dyed wood (red, green blue, orange, and others) that offer some of the most unusual combinations we've seen!  We also offer spalted buckeye which finishes a yellowish gray. It is simply one of the best looking pens we've made!

Burled Buckeye, Double dyed :

Buckeye (Aesculus spp.) grows in the eastern United states and is also the state tree of Ohio. The heartwood is creamy white or yellowish and can have grayish streaks. Buckeye burl has reddish brown knots with light to dark grey swirls of discoloring.
We offer natural buckeye burl but lean toward the dyed wood (red, green blue, orange, and others) that offer some of the most unusual combinations we've seen!  We also offer spalted buckeye which finishes a yellowish gray. It is simply one of the best looking pens we've made!
This finish is dyed pink and purple for an unusual look!

Burled Canxan Negro :

Canxan Negro, aka Nargusta, is similar in strength to American Oak and is a fast-growing tropical hardwood occurring in Southern Mexico to Brazil Nargusta has a tight wavy grain and medium texture. It is light brown and has distinctive reddish veins along the grain. Common uses are flooring, paneling, furniture and cabinet work, doors, boat building, and turned products such as pens and bowls. 

Burled Chechen :

Chechen, aka Black Poisonwood, is not actually a part of the rosewood family, Dalbergia genus, but the Metopium brownie family. The name Poisonwood comes from the toxicity of the sap that can cause skin irritations, but the wood is safe to handle. It is commonly found in Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, northern Guatemala, Belize, and southeastern Mexico.
The heartwood color is highly varied, with red, orange, and brown contrasted with darker stripes of blackish brown. Well defined sapwood is a pale yellow. With burled chechen, the patterns and swirls are mixed for an absolutely beautiful finish.

Burled Claro Walnut :

Claro walnut (Juglans hindsii), also called california walnut, is found, yep, in California! the heartwood can range from light pale brown to dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. It can sometimes have a gray, purple, or reddish cast.
Burled claro walnut finishes nicely and makes a great looking pen.

Burled Cocobola :

Cocobola (Dalbergia retusa) is a Central American tree growing to 60 feet. Cocobola can be seen in a kaleidoscope of colors ranging from yellow, orange, red, and shades of brown with streaks of black or purple. Sapwood is typically a very pale yellow. Colors are lighter when freshly sanded and darken with age. Cocobola is highly prized and in limited supply, but is not on an endangered species list as yet.
Common uses are fine furniture, musical instruments, and turned products.


Burled Coolibah :

Coolibah (Eucalyptus micro theca) is found throughout Australia from arid inland to coastal regions, often along rivers and heavy soils of flood plains. The name comes from the indigenous Australian Yuwaaliyaay word, gulabaa.
It is a wide spreading tree and can grow to 15 meters high.
Coolibah is a light to medium brown when finished and offers beautiful swirl patterns. Coolibah makes gorgeous  pens and other turned products.


Burled Eucalyptus :

There are over 700 species of eucalyptus, most of which grow only in Australia. Only 15 species are found outside Australia and 9 do not occur IN Australia.
Eucalyptus burl is a dark brown wood with even darker swirls and finishes nicely. It makes for a beautiful pen.

Burled Gmelia :

I'm stuck on Gmelia. I think that it is Gmelina wood, but I'm not 100% sure. I won't say anything at this time other than it is a beautiful light to medium tan and takes on a wonderful luster when polished.
It is also a favorite of mine.  

Burled Honduran Rosewood :

This is just an outstanding wood with distinct separation between the heartwood and sapwood. The colors range from golden to dark brown with incredible swirl patterns.
This tree grows in central America, mostly Belize and Honduras, and is prized by woodworkers.

Burled Kelat :

Kelat (Myrtaceae) is a golden brown, grayish brown, with pink or purplish glints, and wavy grain patterns.
Common uses are flooring, tool handles, furniture, musical instruments, and turned products such as pens.

Burled Madrone :

Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) is a species of tree native to the western coastal areas of North America from British Columbia to California.
The burled wood has a medium soft, light brown color with just a hint of red.
It i s a beautiful finish for a pen and other turned products.

Burled Maple :

Maple is found all across the northern hemisphere in North America, Eurpoe, and Eastern Asia.
Maple is extensively planted as ornamental trees due to their fast growth.
Maple is an important source of syrup and is often used for smoking food. the charcoal from maples is an integral part of a particular process used to make Tennessee Whiskey.
Maple has a multitude of uses to numerous to name here.

Burled Oak :

There are many different species of oak including both deciduous and evergreen trees. The genus Lithocarpus is native to North America and 250 species. China is also a a center for Oak and has around 100 species.
Oak has such a variety of uses from ship building in years past to construction today. It is often used for fine furniture flooring, and also barrel construction for aging wines, sherry, brandy, and whiskey.

Burled Olivewood :

Olivewood (Olea europaea) is native the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean basin as well as northern Iran and Iraq, and south of the Caspian Sea. Known primarily for its fruit and oil products, Olive wood is also used by woodturners to create beautiful bowls, pens, and other decorative items.
The wood is a medium tan with light to dark grain. The wood finishes well with a nice shine but still maintains the natural look.
We also have Bethlehem Olivewood, from Bethlehem, and certified to be growing at the time of the Roman occupation. 

Burled Pistachio :

Pistachio (Pistacia vera), part of the cashew family, is native to Iran and Iraq, but has been successfully cultivated Australia, California and New Mexico.
This wood has beautiful grains and makes for a stunning, yet subtle finish. You'll be pleased with this choice!

Burled Pollyanna :

Pollyanna, also known as wild almond is a fruit bearing tree from southeast Asia. It is NOT a member of the almond family and acquired the name simply because its fruits vaguely resemble almonds.
The wood is a beautiful light to dark golden brown and has wonderful curly patterns.

Burled Red Gum :

Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is another member of the eucalyptus family and is common across Australia. The tree produces welcome shade in the extreme temperatures of central Australia and plays an important role in stabilizing riverbanks.
 Red gum is named for its brilliant red color that can range from light pink to almost black depending on the age and weathering. It is popular with wood turners particularly if it is old and well seasoned.
 

Burled Redwood :

The redwoods (Sequoia and Sequoiadendron), found in California and Oregon, are the largest and tallest trees in the world. They can live to be thousands of years old.
The two California subspecies is considered endangered and is on the IUNC Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
To the best of my knowledge, no living trees were destroyed or harmed in harvesting wood for our pens.
Redwood is darker colored with light swirls and makes beautiful pens and other turned products.

Burled Sindora :

Sindora (Sindora javanica) is found in southeast Asia and is also known by other names: Gu, Kayu, Sepitir, Supa and others.
The heartwood varies in color from golden brown or various shades of brown, but darkens upon exposure. Occasionally dark brown or black streaks give the wood an attractive appearance, The sapwood is light grayish brown and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Common uses are furniture and cabinet making, wainscotting, veneer, and turned products such as pens.

Burled Tasmanian Myrtle :

Tasmanian Myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamil) also known as Myrtle beech, is actually closer to the beech family and not the myrtle family known here in the United States.
The heartwood is pink or light reddish brown. Tasmanian myrtle can also have dark black streaks in the wood, sometimes called "tiger myrtle". The texture is very fine and has a high natural luster.

Burled Thuya :

Thuya (Tetraclinis) is in the cypress family containing only one species. It is native to the northwestern Africa and also grows in Malta and southeast Spain. It is the official wood of Morocco and is used for religious carvings and carvings for the tourist industry.
Thuya is an absolutely beautiful medium to dark brown with incredible swirl patterns. It makes an elegant pen and is available in limited quantities.

Burled White Desert Ironwood :


Burled White Teak :

Teak is the common name for the tropical hardwood species Tectona Grandis. Native to southeast Asia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Burma, it is valued for its durability and water resistance.
White teak, especially in burls, is highly figured and simply beautiful for turned products.

Burled Yellow Box :

Australian yellow box (Eucalyptus melliodora)  is another member of the eucalyptus family and is widely distributed on the eastern plains and tablelands from western Victoria to New South Wales to south-central Queensland. It is considered to be the best native tree for honey production. 
The timber is a pale brown with golden, honey-colored swirls and makes beautiful pens and other turned products.

Burled Zircote :

Zircote (cordia dodecandra) is found in central America and Mexico. Colors range from medium to dark brown, sometimes with either a green or purple hue, with darker bands of black growth rings intermixed.
Common uses are furniture, veneer, cabinetry, gunstocks, musical instruments (acoustic & electric guitars), and specialty wood items including pens and carvings. Burls add beautiful swirl patterns in the wood as opposed to normal grains.

Curly Koa :

Koa (Acacia Koa), is the best known endemic tree in Hawaii. The species exists naturally nowhere else in the world. It is recognized world wide for it's remarkable variety of grain figure which ranges from plain to curly to fiddleback. The colors can go from reds to chocolate browns, with the sapwood, sometimes, even a bleached white. It is the figuring that sets koa into a class by itself.
Chatoyancy is a property that is usually attributed to certain gems, the cats eye effect, or shimmer which gives the sense of depth in the gem. This effect can also be used to describe some of the more dramatic pieces of curly, tiger stripe, and fiddleback koa. This figuring gives the wood a three dimensional quality, and, depending on what angle you view the wood, it can take on several completely different characters.
Koa is currently on the endangered species register due to concerns about the habitat it provides for endangered native Hawaiian wildlife.
No live trees are harvested for our koa.
Koa is limited so check with us before placing your order. But the wait for us to get more is worth it!

Curly Maple :

Maple is found all across the northern hemisphere in North America, Eurpoe, and Eastern Asia.
Maple is extensively planted as ornamental trees due to their fast growth.
Maple is an important source of syrup and is often used for smoking food. the charcoal from maples is an integral part of a particular process used to make Tennessee Whiskey.
Maple has a multitude of uses to numerous to name here.

Curly Redwood :

Also called Sequoia, Coast Redwood, and California Redwood, this is the same as the Redwood listed under burls.
Burled wood sometimes has a "Lace" look to it that seems to show shimmering depth. Movement creates an ever changing look to this uniqueness that is "Curly"!
You will be amazed at the finish!

Curly Satinwood :

Most likely the origin of satinwood comes from the woven fabric satin, which has a smooth, lustrous face. Regardless of the source of the term, in woodworking, there are a few characteristics that are common in most types of satinwood: yellow-gold color, fine texture, high natural luster, interlocked grain producing mottle figure.
There have been only two species of satinwood that have been accepted as satinwood in the truest sense. Both are in the Rutaceae family which includes the citrus genus, lemon orange, lime, etc. trees.
It is exactly as described and the pens do have a beautiful satiny finish and the 3D effects are amazing in this wood! You got to see it to believe it!
Another one of my favorites!

Golden Camphor Burl, Tiger Striped :

An absolutely gorgeous, dark wood, accented with tiger stripes throughout, and topped off with a shimmer similar to satinwood. 
Quite possibly the prettiest wood I have! There is only one remaining and I don't know if I can get any more like this. Don't miss out!

Corian

Corian Grey :

Corian is the DuPont trade name for a material best known for use in kitchen and bath countertops.

Corian Red :

Corian is the DuPont trade name for a material best known for use in kitchen and bath countertops.


Corian White :

Corian is the Dupont trade name for a material best known for use in kitchen and bath countertops.

Grained wood

Acacia Blackwood :

Acacia Blackwood, ia also known as Australian Blackwood and is an Acacia species native to eastern Australia and Tasmania. It grows to a height of 65-100 feet.
Colors are highly variable but tend to be medium golden or reddish brown. There are usually contrasting bands of color in the growth rings. Wavy and/or curly gains are not uncommon.
Common uses are veneer, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments, gunstocks, and turned objects.

African Blackwood :

African Blackwood (Dalbergia Melanoxylon), is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to seasonally dry regions of Africa from Senegal east to Eritria and south to Transvaal in South Africa. It is an important timber species and is used in the manufacture of musical instruments and fine furniture.

Amazakoue :

Amazakoue (Guibourtia ehie), is native to tropical West Africa ranging from Cameroon and Gabon, and north and west to Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Liberia.
The heartwood usually shows varying shades of yellowish to reddish brown with dark brown, gray, or black stripes. The sapwood is pale yellow and is not of much interest to woodworkers.
Amazakoue is used as veneer, solid furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments, flooring, and turned objects.

Ancient Kauri :

The Kauri forests originated in the northern island of New Zealand and it has been scientifically proven that they existed prior to the ice age. According to one theory, they were knocked down by a giant tsunami and buried in the peat bogs where they were perfectly preserved from the elements that would have otherwise rotted them away. Today, through careful extraction methods, these logs are pulled out of the peat bogs using heavy equipment, and the bog is then returned to its' natural state. This wood has been carbon dated to between 30,000 and 50,000 years old.
The loose grain can show some slight "roughing" in the finish but it is natural and does not detract from the beauty and simple elegance of the wood. 
Kauri has been featured on "The History Channel" episode, "Lumber Yards".

Ash :

Ash (Fraxinus) is a hardwood and is very strong, but elastic. It is extensively used for making bow, tool handles, and baseball bats and other uses that demand high strength and resilience.
The wood is light brown, think baseball bats, and finishes nicely.


Bamboo, Carmelized :

This beautiful wood from south and southeast Asia, is a flowering evergreen in the grass family. It is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and is often used in construction in that part of the world and has a higher compressive strength than brick or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel. 
This wood has been dyed a beautiful medium carmel color, but the grains have not been overpowered by the dye. Definitely an eye catcher!

Bethlehem Olive Wood :

Olivewood (Olea europaea) is native the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean basin as well as northern Iran and Iraq, and south of the Caspian Sea. Known primarily for its fruit and oil products, Olive wood is also used by woodturners to create beautiful bowls, pens, and other decorative items.
The wood is a medium tan with light to dark grain. The wood finishes well with a nice shine but still maintains the natural look.
Bethlehem olive wood, comes with a certificate of authenticity stating that it is from the city of Bethlehem and that the wood is from trees which has been bearing fruit since the time of the Romans. This wood comes from the pruning of young trees, the sprouts from the trunks of old trees, and now unproductive trees. 

Birdseye Maple :

A very light, almost cream colored wood with very slightly darker spots, or "eyes" in the wood, and a light shimmer effect make this a very subtle yet strikingly handsome wood.

Black & White Ebony :

Black and White Ebony (Diospyros embryopteris) is common to Myanmar (Formerly Burma) and Laos in southeast Asia.
It features a striking contrast between a creamy background and thick, dark chocolate bands. It is considered a rare find and polishes well. It makes for beautiful jewelry and other turned products such as pens.

Black Cherry :

Black Cherry, Prunus Serotina, is native to eastern North America including Canada, and south to, and including, parts of Mexico.
Best known for its' fruit, black cherry, traded as cherry, is the premier cabinetry timber of the US and often carries a high price.

Black Palm :

Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer) is found in tropical Asia and Africa.
Black fibers are embedded in a lighter tan or light brown colored body. It is difficult to work with and tend to b brittle and splinter. This is due to the fibers in the body.
Patience and sharp tools, plus correct cutting angles are rewarded with a beautiful results. 
Common uses are flooring, boat building, walking sticks, knife and tool handles, furniture, and turned items.
As aggravating as this wood is, it is one of my favorite non-burls.

Black Walnut :

The Eastern Black Walnut is a species in the family, Juglandaceae, and is native to eastern North America, from southern Ontario west to South Dakota South to Florida and Georgia, and southwest to central Texas.
The heartwood can range from a light pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. The sapwood is a pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl crotch, and burl are also seen.
Common uses are food, dyes, furniture, gunstocks, flooring, coffins, and many other items.

Blackline Velvet Koa :


Bloodwood :

Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens) is a tropical South American tree that can grow to 150 feet. A bright, vivid red, the color can darken to a brownish red over time. A good finishing stage will reward the turner with an exceptional and lustrous red surface. A thick protective finish will reduce the darkening effects of time.

Bocote :

Bocote ( Cordia spp.) come from Mexico and Central and South America although some species occur in Africa. Bocote has a yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Colors do tend to darken with age. It is not uncommon to see "eyes" and other figuring in bocote. Common uses are fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, veneer, boatbuilding, musical instrument, gun stocks, and turned products.

Bolivian Rosewood :

Bolivian Rosewood is found in tropical South America, mainly in Brazil and Bolivia and grows typical to 65-100 feet.
Color can be highly varied from reddish brown to a dark violet brown, often with contrasting darker black streaks. The sapwood is a pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Bolivian Rosewood is often used in veneer, musical instruments, cabinetry, flooring, interior trim, and turned objects.

Brazilian Cherry :

Brazilian Cherry, or Jatoba, is common to the Caribbean, central and south America. It is a hardwood that is used for furniture and flooring, and other decorative purposes (pens, too!).
although Jatoba is often referred to as Brazilian cherry, it is not a cherry tree, but a legume belonging to the Fabaceae family.
It produces an orange, resinous gum that converts to amber after a few million years. Remember "Jurassic Park"?
The wood features a tan/salmon color with black accent stripes that, over time, turn to a deep rich red color.


Bubinga :

Bubinga (Guibourtia) is found in equatorial Africa and grows to 150 feet.
The heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish-brown with dark purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Common uses are veneers, fine furniture, cabinetry,  turned products, and other specialty items.

Camelthorn :

Camelthorn, or Giraffe Thorn is found in south Africa and so named for the seeds and pods that camels and giraffes eat (carefully) from this tree, despite its' long thorns.
Its' heartwood is a dark reddish brown and the sapwood is yellow.
It is most often used for fence posts, firewood, and small turned specialty items.

Canarywood :

Canarywood (Centrolobium) is found in South America from Panama to southern Brazil. The heartwood color can vary from a pale yellow-orange to a darker reddish brown, usually with darker streaks throughout.
Common uses are flooring, boat building, furniture and turned products.

Catalpa (Catawba) :

Found in warm temperate regions of North America, the Caribbean, and Was Asia, The Catalpa is a deciduous tree that can be recognized by its' large, heart shaped leaves, showy white flowers, and their long bean shaped bean pods. 

Cedar :

Cedar comes from several different trees that grow in different parts of the world. 
A certain type is used for making pencils, another to protect clothing from insects, some for making fence posts, and another still, for building houses, mostly in Japan. 
This is probably Western Red Cedar.

Chakte Viga :

Chakte Viga is found in the tropical areas of Mexico and Central America. The heartwood is bright orang to golden brown and the sapwood is pale white to yellow. Common uses for Chakte Viga are turned objects, inlays, furniture  and flooring. It has also been used as fence post material with reports stating that the wood lasts up to 100 years in the ground!

Cherry :

Cherry is commonly used for cabinetry. Have a Pepper Mill and Salt Shaker to match your cabinets!

Cocobola :

Cocobola (Dalbergia retusa) is a Central American tree growing to 60 feet. Cocobola can be seen in a kaleidoscope of colors ranging from yellow, orange, red, and shades of brown with streaks of black or purple. Sapwood is typically a very pale yellow. Colors are lighter when freshly sanded and darken with age. Cocobola is highly prized and in limited supply, but is not on an endangered species list as yet.
Common uses are fine furniture, musical instruments, and turned products.
Cocobola is one of my non-burl favorites!

Cuban Mahogany :

Cuban mahogany(Swietenia mahogani) is found in southern Florida and the Caribbean. Color can vary a fair amount with cuban mahogany, from a pale pinkish brown to a darker reddish brown. Typically, the denser the wood, the darker the color. Color does tend to darken with age.
Common uses are furniture, cabinetry, veneers, musical instruments, boat building, and turned products.

Desert Ironwood :

Desert Ironwood, Olneya Tesota, is a flowering tree of the legume family. This tree is found in the Sonoran Desert in the southwestern United States, Northern Mexico, and Baja California.
Desert Ironwood is very hard and heavy. Its density is greater than water and thus, sinks. 
A very popular use of ironwood is knife handles since its hardness, beautiful grain, and coloring is ideal.
It is somewhat difficult to work with and requires very sharp tools, but the effort is not wasted on this beautiful wood.

East Indian Rosewood :

East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia) is native to India and is related to African Blackwood, Brazilian Rosewood, Cocobola, and others. 
The heartwood can vary from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown with darker brown streaks. The wood darkens with age.
Common uses are fine furniture, musical instruments, veneer, and turned objects.

Ebiara :

Ebiara, from West Africa, is also sometimes called Red Zebrawood and its' scientific name is almost the same is Zebrawood. 
The heartwood ranges from golden yellow brown to a deep reddish brown with darker black streaks and stripes. A paler sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Common uses are veneers, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, and specialty wood items.

Gaboon Ebony :

True ebony is a dense black wood of the genus Diospyros. Gaboon ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) is native to west Africa. Gaboon ebony is typically jet black with almost no, if any, grain at all. There may be some dark brown that shows through, but not often.
Ebony has a long history of use, being found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Fine cabinetry, framing, and carvings are also common uses.
Gaboon ebony is just amazing. Nothing says it better than basic black!
Another of my favorites!

Honduran Rosewood :

Honduran rosewood (Dalbergia stevensonii) is found primarily in Belize in central America where it grows to 50-100 feet and as much as 3 feet in diameter.
The heartwood can range from deep brownish purple to a light brown. Most common is a brownish mauve color. The sapwood is pale yellow.Common uses are fine furniture, musical instruments, veneer, turned and other specialty wood objects like pens.

Honey Locust :

The name pretty much describes this beautiful wood. A golden honey color with darker grains highlights this beautiful wood.

Hububalli :

Hububalli, loxopterygium sagotti, is a relatively uncommon wood from South America. The heartwood is primarily light reddish brown, often with darker streaks. The grain is generally straight but may also be interlocked or wavy. The heartwood is also fluorescent when put under a blacklight.
Common uses are furniture and cabinetry as well as flooring, veneer, and turned objects.

Imbuya (Dark) :

Imbuya, also Imbuia, Embuya, and other variant spellings, (Ocotea porosa)  grows in southern Brazil to 130 feet. 
We have both Dark and Light colored Imbuya. 

Imbuya (Light) :

Imbuya, also Imbuia, Embuya, and other variant spellings, (Ocotea porosa)  grows in southern Brazil to 130 feet. 
We have both Dark and Light colored Imbuya. 

Ironwood (Surinam) :

Surinam, on the northeastern coast is home to many exotic woods including one of the finest and rarest hardwoods in the world, Ironwood.
Ironwood can range from red and orange, to violet and brown in the heartwood and yellowish white in the sapwood which is clearly demarcated. It is among the heaviest woods in the world.
Although not sold commercially, small pieces are sometimes available for the hobbyist, often being used for veneers and turned objects such as pens. It is NOT related to Desert Ironwood. 

Jamaican Blue Mahoe :


Jerusalem Olivewood :

Olivewood (Olea europaea) is native the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean basin as well as northern Iran and Iraq, and south of the Caspian Sea. Known primarily for its fruit and oil products, Olive wood is also used by woodturners to create beautiful bowls, pens, and other decorative items.
The wood is a medium tan with light to dark grain. The wood finishes well with a nice shine but still maintains the natural look.
We also have Bethlehem Olivewood, from Bethlehem, and certified to be growing at the time of the Roman occupation, and a new addition, Jerusalem Olivewood.

Kiaat :

Kiatt, also known as Muninga and Mukwa, grows in south central Africa. 
The heartwood can vary in color from a light golde brown to a darker reddish or purplish brown. Its' colors reportedly get lighter with exposure to light. The grain has a medium texture and is strait to interlocked.
Kiatt is sometimes used as a substitute for teak and is relatively inexpensive.  

Kingwood :

Kingwood, Dalbergia Cearenis, Is a large genus of tropical trees found in Brazil. Kingwood is cultivated commercially for the dramatically grained and colored timbers and handsome violet streaks.
It is often used for cabinetry. 

Koa, Blackline Velvet :


Lacewood :

Lacewood (panopsis spp.) is a tropical South American tree growing to about 50 feet.
It has a very conspicuous flecking that gives the wood its namesake. The wood is reddish brown with grey or light brown rays which result in a lace pattern. Lacewood is commonly used in veneers, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (mostly guitars), and turned products.
The lace pattern is beautiful and you will not be disappointed.


Lati :

Lati, or yellowood, is one of south Africa's most valued timber tree and is their national tree. The tree is a slow-growing, usually large evergreen tree and usually reaches to 20-30 meters.
It is often used with other timbers to make fine furniture. It was also used to make railway cars and coffins! It polishes nicely and makes a beautiful  pen.

Leadwood :

The lead wood tree is found from KwaZulu-Natal Province of south Africa in the south to Tanzania in the north. Lead wood trees can live up to 1000 years. The tree can remain standing for years after it has died.
 It was once used for railway sleepers and is now prized as wood for ornamental work and furniture.
The Hereros and the Ovambos tribes of Namibia regard the lead wood tree as the great ancestor of all animals and people and they never pass the tree without paying it the necessary respect!

Lignum Vitae :

From Central and northern South America, is regarded by most as the heaviest and hardest wood in the world. It's natural oils provide self-lubrication and for that reason, has been used as propeller shaft bearings on ships. BesidesBearings, other common uses are tool handles, pulley wheels and turned objects.
Lignum Vitae is Latin for "The Tree of Life" which is derived from the tree's many medicinal uses. 
Lignum Vitae has been exploited to the brink of extinction and is now an endangered species (ours is recycled from other users).
Lignum Vitae is sold buy the pound instead of the usual board/foot which makes it considerably expensive.
The heartwood can range from pale yellowish olive to a deeper forest green to dark brown and almost black.
This is an excellent hardwood to add to your collection!

Macacauba :

AKA Orange Agate, is found in Central and South America.
The heartwood can be highly variable, ranging from bright red to a darker reddish or purplish brown often with dark stripes. Clearly demarcated sapwood is yellow to white. The high natural luster and chatoyance makes this a beautiful wood. It is most often used for turning wood (pen making, etc.) and flooring. 

Macassar Ebony :

Macassar ebony ( Diospyros celebica) is found in southeast Asia and is named for the port city of Makassas on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Macassar ebony has a dramatic striped appearance similar to zebrawood, a light to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes.
Common uses are very high end cabinetry, billiard cues, musical instruments veneers, and turned products.

Macedamia :


Mango :

Mango ( Mangifera indica), native to tropical Asia and Oceania, is known much more for its fruit, but also yields beautiful and valuable lumber.
Spalting is commonly present in mango, and can be a kaleidoscope of colors. Normally, the heartwood is a golden brown, while other colors such as  yellow and streaks of pink an black can also occur. The paler sapwood is not always clearly defined. Curly and mottled grain patterns are also common.
It is also very eco-friendly as some mango plantations harvest the trees for lumber after they have completed their useful life as fruit-bearing trees.

Maple :


Maponi :

Mopani, often called balsam tree, butterfly tree, or turpentine tree, is a member of the legume family (Fabaceae) that grows in hot, dry, low lying areas in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Angola, and Malawi in southern Africa.
It is often used in aquariums and resists rot.

Marblewood :

Marblewood (Zygia racemosum) is found in northeastern South America.
The heartwood is yellow to golden brown with irregular brown, purple or black streaks. Sapwood is paler than heartwood and is a solid yellowish color lacking contrasting streaks.Common uses are flooring , veneers, cabinetry, fine furniture and turn products.

Monkeypod :

Monkeypod (Samanea saman) is found in Central and South America but has been transplanted in many tropical regions.Colr tends to be golden to dark brown, sometimes with darker streaks. Sapwood is usually thin and yellow-white, and clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Monkeypod is sometimes seen with highly figured curly or wild grain patterns.

Olive Wood :

Olivewood (Olea europaea) is native the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean basin as well as northern Iran and Iraq, and south of the Caspian Sea. Known primarily for its fruit and oil products, Olive wood is also used by woodturners to create beautiful bowls, pens, and other decorative items.
The wood is a medium tan with light to dark grain. The wood finishes well with a nice shine but still maintains the natural look.
We also have Bethlehem Olivewood, from Bethlehem, and certified to be growing at the time of the Roman occupation, and a new addition, Jerusalem Olivewood.

Osage Orange :

Osage Orange (Maclura tinctoria) is a tropical tree growing in the West Indies and Central and South America.
The heartwood is golden to bright yellow which ages to a darker medium brown due to exposure to UV light. Common uses are flooring, furniture, and turning.

Padauk :

Most Padauk is from African and when freshly cut is a very bright red/orange, but when exposed to sunlight, tends to fade over time to a warm brown color. 
Padauk is a favorite among woodworkers and is sometimes used to make xylophone and marimba keys, and guitars. Some Padauks are also used as herbal medicines to treat skin parasites and fungal infections.

Panga Panga :

Panga Panga (Millettia Stuhimannil) is native to Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe in Africa.
The heartwood is a very dark brown with black streaks, but unlike other woods, is reported to become lighter when exposed to light.
Panga Panga can be dark enough to substitute for Ebony.
Note: We don't substitute for anything.

Pau Rosa :

Pau Rosa (Bobgunnia fistuloides) grows in small clusters in the African rainforests.
The heartwood tends to vary in color from a pink or yellow to a darker reddish-brown, with darker brown streaks. White to pale yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. common uses are veneer, carvings,  furniture and small specialty turned products.

Pheasant Wood :

Pheasant Wood is found mostly in Hawaii and Southeast Asia. It is a rare species of hardwood named after the black and golden figured patterns of a pheasants tail feathers. It is excellent for fine articles such as pens and polishes easily.
Usually grown as an ornamental tree for its' showy flowers, it is more difficult to obtain than ebony.

Pink Ivory :

Pink Ivory is a tree found in southern Africa and grows to a height of 100-130 ft. 
It ranges in color from a pale brownish pink to a bright, almost neon pink to a deep red. Typically, most pieces are a vibrant pink. Color changes can fade or dull over time and are not fully understood.
Pink Ivory trees are said to be both rare and valuable and have been rumored to be "rarer than diamonds". Other reports state that it is relatively common in some areas of south Africa, though large trees with straight, defect-free trunks are much more scarce. According to folklore, the tree is considered royal to the Zulus in South Africa.

Pommele Sepele :

Pommele Sapele, commonly known as Sapelli is a large tree native to tropical Africa.
The commercially important wood is reminiscent of mahogany, a member of the same family, and is typically applied when figuring is important as in musical instruments, particularly accoustic and electric guitars. Cadillac uses Sapele for interior wood trim on its vehicles.


Purpleheart :

Purpleheart (Peltogyne) is native to tropical regions of Central and South America. The trees are prized for their beautiful heartwood which, when cut, quickly turns from a dark brown to a rich purple color. Purpleheart is prized for it's fine inlay work, cabinetry, flooring, furniture, and woodturning products such as pens.

Queenwood :

Native to Peru, Queenwood features a lavender to purple heartwood with highly grained characteristics and a beautiful cream colored sapwood.

Red Palm :

Red Palm, or coconut palm is found throughout the tropics, worldwide. The reddish brown fibers are embed in a lighter tan or light brown colored body. The fibers are more densely packed toward the outside of the tree trunk. Red Palm, and Black Palm, are quite difficult to work, with both hand and machine tools, very sharp tools are required. The results for patience are well worth it. 

Redheart :

Redheart (Erthroxylum) is found in southern Mexico to southern Brazil and Paraguay.
Redheart can be a very bright, almost watermelon red, though color can vary in intensity and hue from board to board, from a light orange/pink to a darker brownish red. Redheart's vibrant color quickly fades to a reddish brown in direct sunlight.

Roman Olivewood :


Satinwood :

Most likely the origin of satinwood comes from the woven fabric satin, which has a smooth,lustrous face. Regardless of the source of the term, in woodworking, there are a few characteristics that are common in most types of satinwood: yellow-gold color, fine texture, high natural luster, interlocked grain producing mottle figure.
There have been only two species of satinwood that have been accepted as satinwood in the truest sense. Both are in the Rutaceae family which includes the citrus genus, lemon orange, lime, etc. trees.
It is exactly as described and the pens do have a beautiful satiny finish!
Another one of my favorites!

Snakewood :

Snakewood (Brosimum guianesis) grows in the coastal regions of northeast South America. Snakewood is so called for its characteristic snakeskin patterns. It is typically reddish-brown with contrasting darker brown or black patches. Colors tend to darken and homogenize with age.
Common uses are inlay, veneer, violin bows, and other small turned products.
This is an interesting wood that is exactly as described. It is my son's favorite wood!

Southern Live Oak, Charlestown Navy Yard :

The 500 year old southern live oak was salvaged from the Charlestown Navy Yard, one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities in the United States Navy. It was the wood of choice for shipbuilding components in the frigates built in that era.
Although THIS wood is NOT from the USS Constitution, Southern Live Oak is so dense, it actually helped that ship earn the nickname, "Old Ironsides" because cannon balls bounced off its' hull! 
Note: This wood is not from the USS Constitution.

Sumac :

Sumac (Rhus spp.) grows in the northeastern United States. It is also common in subtropical and temperate regions throughout the the world, especially in Africa. It is often used as a spice in middle eastern, Arab, Iranian, Kurdish, and Turkish cuisines. Sumac was also used in medieval  medicine.
The color is consistently yellow to olive green with grayish white sapwood. Common uses are small specialty items, carvings, inlays, and turned products.

Sycamore :

Sycamore (Platanus Occidentalis), sometimes called the Buttonwood, is a species native to North America. It's range extends from Iowa to Ontario and Maine in the north, Nebraska in the west, and south to Texas and Florida.
It's wood has been used extensively for butcher blocks as well as boxes and crates. Although coarse grained and difficult to work, it has also been used to make furniture, siding, and musical instruments.
The wood is mostly comprised of the sapwood with some dark heartwood streaks. The sapwood is white to light tan, and the heartwood a a darker reddish brown.Sycamore has very distinctive ray flecks present on quarter sawn surfaces giving it a freckled appearance.

Tamboti :

Tamboti (spirostachys africana) is a medium sized deciduous tree growing in the warmer parts of Southern Africa.
It is prized in the furniture industry for its beautiful, dense and durable timber which is reddish-brown with darker streaks and a satin-like luster.

Tigre Caspi :

Not often available, Tigre Caspi is most commonly seen as turned objects and other small specialty wood items.
The heartwood of Tigre Caspi is yellow to golden brown with irregular brown/black streaks. Grayish yellow sapwood is slightly paler than the heartwood and is sometimes indistinguishable from the heartwood.
Tigre Caspi is found in Central and South America.

Tulipwood :

The Tulipwood is found primarily in northeastern Brazil and is part of the rosewood (Dalbergia) family.
The heartwood is streaked with yellows, reds, oranges, and pinks. Color and figure can be highly variegated. 
Usually very expensive, it is seldom available as boards, Tulipwood is most often seen as smaller turning wood. It can be difficult to work with due to an abundance of natural oils and high density. It does turn well and takes a high polish.

Turkish Walnut :


USS Constitution :


Walnut :


Wenge :

Wenge is a tree native to Africa, particularly Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Mozambique, Tanzania, & Zaire and grows to 60-90 ft.
The heartwood is very dark brown with black streaks. Oil based finishes leave this wood almost black with a low natural luster.
Its' most common uses are veneers, paneling, furniture turned objects, and musical instruments.

White Birch, Dyed :


Yucatan Rosewood :

Yucatan Rosewood (Dalbergia Tucurensis) is found in central and south America.
Typically a cinnamon brown color, the heartwood can be highly variable from light brown to a deep russet brown. Grains tend to be somewhat bland, but darker streaks or swirled grain is occasionally present.
Common uses for Yucatan Rosewood are turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, and small specialty wood objects.

Zebrawood :

Zebrawood (microberlinia brazzavillensis) is found in west Africa and grows to 150 feet.
The heartwood is light brown or cream color with dark reddish black streaks resembling a zebra's stripes. Depending on how it is sawn the stripes can be chaotic and wavy or uniform.
Common uses are veneers, tool handles, furniture, boat building, skis, and turned products.

Zircote :

Zircote (cordia dodecandra) is found in central America and Mexico. Colors range from medium to dark brown, sometimes with either a green or purple hue, with darker bands of black growth rings intermixed.
Common uses are furniture, veneer, cabinetry, gunstocks, musical instruments (acoustic & electric guitars), and specialty wood items including pens and carvings. 

Laminates

Laminate :

Right now, the only laminates that are available are on stock pens. if you want something special, please let me know.

Mokume & M3

M-3 Blue/Bronze/Silver :


M-3 Galactic Copper :


M-3 Lava w/Red Copper :


Spalted wood

Spalted Alder, Dyed Red :

Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants  belonging to the birch family, Betulaceae, which comprises about 30 species of trees and shrubs. It is distributed throughout the northern temperate Zone, and some can grow quite large.
Electric guitars, most notably the Fender Jazz Bass, Precision Bass, Stratocaster and Telecaster have been built with Alder bodies since the 1950's. Alder is also used in making furniture, cabinets, and other woodworking products. Although to numerous to name here, Alder was used, quite effectively,  for medicinal purposes by Native Americans.

Spalted Australian Mallee :


Spalted Buckeye :

Buckeye (Aesculus spp.) grows in the eastern United states and is also the state tree of Ohio. The heartwood is creamy white or yellowish and can have grayish streaks. Buckeye burl has reddish brown knots with light to dark grey swirls of discoloring.
We offer natural buckeye burl but lean toward the dyed wood (red, green blue, orange, and others) that offer some of the most unusual combinations we've seen!  We also offer spalted buckeye which finishes a yellowish gray. It is simply one of the best looking pens we've made!

Spalted Hackberry :


Spalted Hickory :

Hickory, a relative of the walnut tree, is common across the US, Canada, Mexico, and other parts of the world.
Hickory is very hard, stiff, dense, & shock resistant. There are woods that are harder, but the combination of strength and toughness is not found in any other woods.
It is often used for tool handles, bows, wheel spokes, LaCross sticks and more. Golf club shafts (hickory sticks) and baseball bats were once made with hickory.
And, it makes a beautiful pen!

Spalted Japanese Red Maple :

Japanese maple (Acer Palmatum), is a species of woody plant native to Japan, North & South Korea, China, Eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. It is grown worldwide for their attractive leaf shapes and colors.
Preparations from the branches and leaves are used as a treatment in traditional Chinese medicine.

Spalted Oak :

With over 25 species of Oak, I won't go into detail here. It is found throughout the United States. 
Oak is often used in cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, and veneer.

Spalted Red Maple :

Red maple (acer rubrum), also known as Swamp, Water, or Soft Maple, is one of the most common deciduous trees of eastern North America. Red maple is also used for the production of maple syrup although other maples are more commonly used. The red maple buds emerge much earlier in the spring than other maples and after sprouting, the chemical makeup of the sap changes imparting an undesirable flavor to the syrup. Red maple can only be tapped for syrup before the buds emerge, making the season very short.
 

Spalted Sindora :

Sindora (Sindora javanica) is found in southeast Asia and is also known by other names: Gu, Kayu, Sepitir, Supa and others.
The heartwood varies in color from golden brown or various shades of brown, but darkens upon exposure. Occasionally dark brown or black streaks give the wood an attractive appearance, The sapwood is light grayish brown and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Common uses are furniture and cabinet making, wainscotting, veneer, and turned products such as pens.
Spalting offers beautiful figuring and coloration.



Spalted Sorrel :

Sorrel, or sourwood, is the sole species in the genus Oxydendrum, in the family Ericaceae. It is native to eastern North America, from southern Pennsylvania south to northwest Florida and west to southern Illinois. It is most common in the lower chain of the Appalachian Mountains.
The sorrel is an ornamental tree often used in lawns and parks. Its late bloom makes it desirable and its autumnal coloring is particularly beautiful and brilliant. It renown for its nectar and the honey produced from it. Juice from its blooms is used to make sourwood jelly.

Spalted Sycamore :

Sycamore (Platanus Occidentalis), sometimes called the Buttonwood, is a species native to North America. It's range extends from Iowa to Ontario and Maine in the north, Nebraska in the west, and south to Texas and Florida.
It's wood has been used extensively for butcher blocks as well as boxes and crates. Although coarse grained and difficult to work, it has also been used to make furniture, siding, and musical instruments.
The wood is mostly comprised of the sapwood with some dark heartwood streaks. The sapwood is white to light tan, and the heartwood a a darker reddish brown.Sycamore has very distinctive ray flecks present on quarter sawn surfaces giving it a freckled appearance.
Spalting is often caused by insects or disease, giving the wood the distinct figuring.

Spalted Tamarind :

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is native to tropical Africa. The heartwood is a deep reddish brown with a purplish hue. The pale yellow sapwood is very wide and sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Spalting and other discoloration is very common in the sapwood and is the majority of the tamarind available in the United States.
Common uses are furniture carving, and turned products.
Ours is spalted tamarind and offers very unusual lines and patterns in the wood.

Spalted Tiger Oak (Yellow) :


Specialties

Casein :

Casein is a protein precipitated from milk, as by rennet, and forming the basis of cheese and certain plastics.
Our Casein is a plastic that exhibits as an off white color with alternating shades of off white. It has quite an elegant look with higher end pens.

Cholla :

Cholla, or walking stick cholla, is a cactus found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Naturalized in Australia, it is known there by the name Devil's Rope Cactus.
Cholla is sometimes grown as an ornamental. The dead stems decay to leave a hollow wooden tube with a pattern of lengthwise slits. These are sometimes used to make curios, and in this case, pens and other turned objects.
The Roman Catholic Pentinentes of New Mexico tied fresh stems to their bare backs in Holy week processions.

Deer Antler :

Deer antlers are very difficult to drill due to the curve, and a thick piece is needed for larger pens. We also try to leave some of the rough outer layer of the antler so it doesn't have just a plain, white look.
We'll do our best, but if we can't make it work, we'll let you know and refund your money. 

Elk Antler :

When turned, Elk Antler exhibits some interesting colors including varying degrees of purple and some light pinks, mostly from the Marrow. You will not see much plain white with this! Don't let the colors deter you, Elk is beautiful!
Just keep this away from your dog!

Faux Ivory :

Actually an acrylic, this is made to have the look of real ivory.

Fiji Lavender :


Inlay Afghanistan Service Ribbon :


Inlay Aviator Wings :

For the flyer! Not just for military pilots, but commercial pilots and private pilots, as well!
 
Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.

 

Inlay Bow Fish :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Breast Cancer Awareness :

Support Breast Cancer Awareness all year long!
 
Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Caduceus :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Celtic Knot :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Civil War Set with Special Case :

This Special Collectors Edition is a set of 2 Civil War pens and a special display case featuring both Union and Confederate leaders of the time. Both pens are inlays, one the 35 Star Union Jack, and the other the Confederate Stars & Bars. 
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces. In this case each star is an individual piece!
After assembly, each pen is sanded, a protective coating is applied, then they are polished to a high gloss finish.

Inlay Cross :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Desert Storm Service Ribbon :


Inlay Eagle :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay EMT/Paramedic :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Firefighter Maltese Cross :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Flag :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Gadsden Flag :


Inlay Iraq Service Ribbon :


Inlay Korean War Service Ribbon :


Inlay Madonna & Child :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Marine Corp :

Semper Fi! "Nuff said!"
 
Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Masonic :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Musical :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Navy :

Dedicated to our service men and women at sea!
 
Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Police :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Praying Hands :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Purple Heart :


Inlay Scales of Justice :

For anyone in the justice system, judges, attorneys, show your profession.
 
Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Star of David :

Inlays are only available on the Adams Series Pens and Pencils.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Stars & Bars :

Show your heritage with this beautiful Stars & Bars finish!
 
This inlay is currently available only on the Civil War Pen.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Stars & Stripes :

Old Glory! Show your patriotism!
 
This inlay is currently available only on the Civil War Pen.
Inlays are pieces that are laser cut and then put in place similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are glued into place then sanded and polished just like any other pen. You can see the extreme detail in some of the pictures and understand the difficulty with the size of some of the pieces.


Inlay Viet Nam Service Ribbon :


Jim Beam Bourbon Cask :

Made from a real cask from the Jim Beam Distillery! Although you won't be able to see it, or even smell it due to sanding, waxing, and polishing, the BLANK still has the smoke char on it as well as the beautiful aroma of a fine bourbon whiskey! 
This is a showoff piece and something to just brag about! "I have a pen made from an actual Jim Beam Cask!"

Korea Inlay Service Ribbon :


Oosik :

Oosik is a finish designed specifically for the man who truly believes he has everything!
Oosik is a legally obtained type of ivory from the walrus. 
If you embarrass easily, stop reading NOW. It is the penile bone of the walrus and is highly prized by Eskimos. Large pieces are often used as clubs, while smaller pieces that have broken off are commonly used as ornate handles for walking sticks. This is really an unusual finish and will be highly coveted by your recipient! 
Please feel free to do a Google search for more interesting facts about Oosik!

Saint Andrews Church Steeple :

Own a piece of Roanoke's history with a pen made from the wooden support structure for the steeples at Saint Andrews Catholic Church.
Certified authentic, I picked it up myself.
If you are a Catholic, a St. Andrews parishioner, a Roanoke Catholic School graduate, or just a true Roanoker, this pen is for you!

Tagua Nuts :

Often called "Vegetarian Ivory", Tagua nuts are from the palm tree and finish in a beautiful gloss white, almost undistinguishable from Ivory.
Due to the size, There are limits on what can be created with these, but they are really neat! Ask and I'll see what we can do for you.

Water Buffalo Horn :

This is an actual horn from a water buffalo! It was harvested from a dairy herd and then sold. No animal was harmed in bringing this unusual item to you.
Jet Black but may have a white streak or even a slightly brownish streak in it.

YOUR Deer Antler :

Just a photo. You send us your antlers for a very personalized pen or gift!

TruStone

TruStone Black w/Gold Swirls :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


TruStone Charoite :


TruStone Malachite :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


TruStone Pink Coral :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.

TruStone Purple :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


TruStone Red w/Gold Swirls :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


TruStone Turquoise/Gold Swirls :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


TruStone White w/Black Swirls :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


TruStone White w/Maroon Swirls :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


TruStone White/Gold Swirls :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


TruStone White/Turquoise Swirls :

TruStone is a trademarked product of TruStone Products, and is a cultured marble created by a photofuzion process that combine heat and pressure to transfer images onto the surface of the marble.
TruStone makes an incredibly beautiful pen with a look and feel of stone. It is heavy, but not like you would associate with a true piece of marble.


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