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This is a sample of one of the pen blank boxes now for sale. They are SECONDS for defects, such as hairline checks, a few cracks, a bark inclusion, sized incorrectly, etc. Most are 3/4 square but the range is 1/2 square up to 15/16 square. Some might need only a drop or two of superglue to fix them, some need to be filled with inlace or other filler. There will be very few small ones in any box and most will be 3/4 by 5- 6 inches. Some half length pen blanks will be included too. The count could be between 85 and 125 pieces depending on sizes. These are all the exotics sold on this site plus some figured maple, some found in all boxes are snakewood, ebony, olivewood, and usually there is pink ivory and bois de rose and many, many other types including lignum vitae, argentine lignum, buckeye burl, thuya burl, maple burl, brazilian tulipwood, cocobolo, argentine osage orange, blue mahoe and more. Contents do vary, but they are all a good mix. WHAT THEY ARE NOT: plain maple, walnut, or other domestics. Purpleheart is not usually in these, but there could be one or two. Most tend to be the medium to higher cost exotics, since that is what we usually cut in pen blanks. In order to offer these at this well below cost price, we will not label them for you, which could easily take 45 minutes per box. If you need labeling, visit our pen blanks page where all first quality pieces will be labeled for you. If you buy these, you can go to the woodchart page and try to identify them that way. If you cannot figure it out (sometimes even we cannot) then email us a single photo showing up to 5 types and we'll do our best to identify them for you. We will id up to 5 blanks for each box you buy if submitted to us in one photo.
Clearance Pen Blanks
11-13 pounds

Price: $60.00
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FREE SHIPPING If you checkout on the web site and pick "scraps only" as your shipping choice, unless you are buying other items.
If you pick another shipping choice, the amount shown in the cart will be applied and will be your shipping fee. Reject pen blanks are sent by our choice of carrier/service and may be sent seperately or together with the rest of your order.

If there is anything else in your order, do not pick "scraps only" for shipping.

NOT AVAILABLE FOR PHONE OR EMAIL ORDERS
THIS IS AN INTERNET SPECIAL ONLY.
USA ORDERS ONLY, THANK YOU.






This photo shows what is typically in our scrap boxes.  Mostly thin strips, some small blocks, some defects
Many types of wood in each box (99% exotics and maybe a few high figured domestics), these are great for inlay or small projects---sold below cost and will not be labeled as to type. They are NOT suitable for exacting projects like gun grips or making duck calls unless you are going to laminate multiple pieces together. These are small pieces, we don't put into scraps anything that is big enough for us to make a perfect pen blank. They work well for wooden jewelry box inlays or other small projects. Random and won't be selected by requests and as scraps, will obviously have some defects .

Exotic Wood scraps, mostly thin strips with some small blocks--10 pounds per box
FREE SHIPPING If you checkout on the web site and pick "scraps only" as your shipping choice, unless you are buying other items.
If you pick another shipping choice, the amount shown in the cart will be applied and will be your shipping fee. Scraps are sent by our choice of carrier/service and may be sent seperately or together with the rest of your order.

If there is anything else in your order, do not pick "scraps only" for shipping.

NOT AVAILABLE FOR PHONE OR EMAIL ORDERS
THIS IS AN INTERNET SPECIAL ONLY.
USA ORDERS ONLY, THANK YOU.


Clearance scraps, small blocks and thin strips
10 pounds

Price: $40.00 SORRY SOLD OUT FOR NOW
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If you have any questions about scraps, send us an email rather then calling. We sell these below our cost and need to minimize time spent discussing them---thank you.


Appearance of defect free chakte viga is shown here. The ones below in some cases have a small black knot or two, possibly hairline check(s) and they are also waxed.

Chakte-viga 2 x 2 x 12
Some small defects, like little knots and/or tight hairline checks
The same quality you get from the big catalog sellers:
waxed and unselected with small defects

Price: 5.49 usually $9.00, 39% off!
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Shipping: pick a normal shipping option, these are not scraps

Important Note: We have repeatedly experienced the following over the years (over 10 years) of some of the large catalog sellers in the USA : 1)They sell very wet blanks (ok since they usually tell you that) 2)They sell blanks with defects but don't mark them as such 3) We have recently verified in one case that every single piece of a certain size is checked and being sold without the customers awareness until it arrives. 4) At least one blocks negative reviews so you cannot find out which blanks have problems. 5) Heavy wax is used, supposedly to protect the blanks, but it also makes it so you cannot see the real defects until you have removed the wax and voided your chance to return the piece (we do special inspections of waxed wood to prevent this). 6) They won't select blanks for you, and the customer service is almost always someone who knows little/nothing about wood. 7) In the rare case when we have been able to get non-defective wood selected, it was considered a major effort for them and something that was out of the ordinary and required them to step out of the norm (that has only been offered once to us in 10 years.) These tests have been expensive for us, but have yielded pretty consistent results over time.
We tell you the facts of what you are getting, as well as giving a hefty discount when offering slightly defective wood, they don't in our experience. We also don't do any of the 7 things listed above, and that costs us over 50% of the profit we could get if we did those 7 things (we cull lots of wood due to defects and carefully inspect even waxed pieces). There is a huge difference in quality and price between us and them. We don't claim that everyone has our experience, but through many large trial orders over the years to test them, this has been our consistent experience.


Lignum Vitae (genuine) 2 x 6 x 6 inches ungraded
With some defects such as tight checks
Some may be off size up to 3/8 inch
May have no sapwood or up to 40% sapwood (most have almost none)
Not selected on request

Price: $20.00 (about 50 to 75% off the normal price)
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Shipping: pick a normal shipping option, these are not scraps

Lignum Vitae (genuine) 2 x 5 x 5 inches ungraded
With some defects such as tight checks
Some may be off size up to 3/8 inch
May have no sapwood or up to 40% sapwood (most have almost none)
Not selected on request

Price: $12.50 (about 50 to 75% off the normal price)
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Shipping: pick a normal shipping option, these are not scraps

Lignum Vitae (genuine) 2 x 2 x 10-12 inches ungraded
With some defects such as tight checks
Some may have some bowing
May have no sapwood or up to 40% sapwood (most have almost none)
Not selected on request

Price: $14.00 (about 50 to 75% off the normal price)
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Shipping: pick a normal shipping option, these are not scraps

Lignum Vitae (genuine) 2 x 2 x 5.5 to 6 inches ungraded
With some defects such as tight checks
Some may have some bowing
May have no sapwood or up to 40% sapwood (most have almost none)
Not selected on request

Price: $6.65 (about 50-75% off the normal price)
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Shipping: pick a normal shipping option, these are not scraps

Lignum Vitae (genuine) 1 x 1 x 11 to 12 inches ungraded
With some defects such as tight checks
Some may have some bowing
May have no sapwood or up to 40% sapwood (most have almost none)
Not selected on request

Price: $3.75 (about 50-75% off the normal price)
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Shipping: pick a normal shipping option, these are not scraps


Bethlehem Olivewood pen blanks with small defects, 40% off!
Price: $2.88 each
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Note :  these olivewood items ship with normal shipping of your choice, not "scrap shipping"