Pen Blanks in Texas Woods

Many of my Texas woods are very attractive and can make for beautiful and eye-catching pens. As I saw logs and mill the wood for lumber and turning blanks, I am always alert for nicely-figured and colorful wood that would be suitable for such pens.

I have limited quantities of the blanks listed below. They are generously sawn to "Texas size", approximately 1" by 1" by 5" to 6" and I sell most of them for $2 each with no minimum (some that are more hard to come by, such as Mistletoe Mesquite,highly burly Mesquite, Huisache and Texas Ebony blanks are $3.00 to $5.00 each). However, when you consider the cost of postage, you may find that you can get "more" pen blanks for the same shipping cost as "less" pen blanks!

Please note - I occasionally run out of pen blanks in one or more of the nine species listed for the Texas Pen Blank Sampler Pack. Rather than taking the time to up-date the website text and photos each time, I reserve the right to substitute other varieties without notice. I don't think that you will be disappointed with my selection.

These pen blanks are the only wood on my website that are truly kiln-dried. My only drying facility beyond simple, outdoor air-drying lumber stacks is a small solar kiln. It is suitable for the pen blanks but not for larger blocks, so most of the wood on my website is green to partially air-dried.



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Texas Ebony ....$5.00


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Spalted Texas Ebony ....$5.00


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Heavily spalted Sweetgum ....$4.00


Please note - due to the heavy spalting, these Sweetgum pen blanks are a bit soft and will require careful turning and sharp tools.
Sorry - I am completely out of heavily spalted Sweetgum at the moment. I do have quite a few that are moderately spalted if you are interested. The price would be $2.00. No photo available at the moment.




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Texas Honey Mesquite ....$2.00


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Burly/highly figured Texas Honey Mesquite ....$3.00 to $5.00, depending on quality of burl (those in the photo are of the best!)



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Texas Bodark (AKA Bois d'Arc, Osage Orange or Hedgeapple) ....$2.00


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Texas Huisache (Sweet Acacia) ....$3.00


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Texas Live Oak ....$3.00


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Texas Black Cherry ....$3.00


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Texas Pecan ....$2.00


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Heavily Spalted Texas Pecan ....$5.00

Please note - due to the heavy spalting, these Pecan pen blanks are a bit soft and occasionally include small, frass-filled borer holes. They require careful turning and sharp tools, and you might want to consider some type of stabilization.
Sorry - I am completely out of heavily spalted Pecan at the moment.



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Texas Redbud ....$3.00




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Texas Slippery Elm ....$3.00



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Texas Sycamore ....$2.00

Sorry - I am completely out of Sycamore at the moment.



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Texas Spalted Sycamore ....$4.00

Sorry - I am completely out of well-spalted Sycamore at the moment.



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Texas Water Oak ....$2.00



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Texas Pen Blank Sampler Pack
This is a good and inexpensive way to try a number of our Texas "exotic" woods. The sampler pack will contain one each of the species listed below:
- Mesquite,
- Huisache (Sweet Acacia),
- Bodark (Osage Orange),
- Live Oak,
- Water Oak,
- Slippery Elm,
- Pecan,
- Black Cherry, and
- Texas Ebony

I will ship them by USPS priority mail (S/H generally less than $10) and they should arrive to you in 2 to 3 days once the PayPal payment has been completed.


Texas Pen Blank Sampler Pack $18.00




Listing last updated 3 June 2016


Nothing here that suits your needs?
Then send me an email at: l.stahl@maroon.com
or a telephone call at:
281-392-5336 (home/shop w/ans. machine)
281-782-0185 (cell, but w/o voice mail)

There is a possibility that I have more, either cut into blocks or in the rough log,
so I may be able to meet your specific requirements.
If not - send an email with your requirements and I will put it into my
"wood requested by species"
files and see if I can cut it next time I have a log of that species up on the mill.




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