Chilean laurel (Laurelia sempervirens) occurs mainly in South America, especially Chile. It is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 100 feet tall. It is a major commodity in the Chilean timber industry, while its flowers, bark, and leaves are used medicinally.
This Pen Blanks has been stabilized with Plexiglas® (PMMA) and fully penetrated. It will no longer absorb water, is dimensionally stable, and will no longer crack. It can be easily worked, but it does not react well to excessive heat during processing, so take care when sawing, drilling and grinding. (When it gets very hot, the PMMA begins to smear.) Very easily worked with sharp tools, but the odor stays within limits and is negligible. The stabilizing gives this block excellent hardness, durability, and stability. It is therefore suitable for heavy duty applications or in areas that get wet, such as outdoors.
Dimensions: approx. 125 x 22 x 22 mm, Pen Blank for large fountain pens and rollerballs
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.