The black poplar (Populus nigra) is a species of cottonwood poplar that grows in many parts of Central Europe. It prefers to live near riverbanks. In addition to a good water supply, it needs to be well-aerated gravel and sandy soil. Poplars usually live to about 150 years, occasionally even up to 300 years. The black poplar can reach heights of 80 to 100 feet.
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 17 x 17 mm, Pen Blank for small and middle size pen kits
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.