Polyester Acrylic Pen Blanks

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the rich deep black appearance of natural ebony. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A Kirinite Acrylic pen blank of pure black laced with wisps of pearlescent flakes.  This pen blank is 20mm x 20mm x 150mm and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    Dark charcoal with lighter tints of grey. 22mm X 22mm X 127mm

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    A polyester rod pen blank bursting with glittering fountains of black, gold and silver. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    Acrylic pen blank with rich gold and silver swirls. 20mm X 20mm X 130mm Polyester resin with unique, unusual and deep color patterns. Easy to turn when you use sharp tools and patience. Sands well and finishes to a high shine using a polishing compound.

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the subtle banded tones of the briar gem with its pleasing mellow to dark variations of brown. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the rich mottled appearance of a tortoise shell. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters. Please note, the Tortoiseshell Pen Rod is very translucent

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    Acrylic pen blank in rich swirls of bronze and gold. 20mm X 20mm X 125mm Polyester resin with unique, unusual and deep color patterns. Easy to turn when you use sharp tools and patience. Sands well and finishes to a high shine using a polishing compound.

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    Natural brown, black and white swirl. 20mm X 20mm X 127mm

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    A very attractive polyester pen blank with black swirling lines giving a burl appearance in set deep red. This pen blank is 20mm x 20mm x 150mm and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the rich appearance of the darker shades of corallium rubrum, commonly known as precious coral or red coral, with its intense dark red colour variations. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the rich appearance of corallium rubrum, commonly known as precious coral or red coral, with its durable and intense red colours. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the natural beauty of blended gold and orange tones characteristic of amber gemstones. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank of vibrant lemon yellow laced with strands of white. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A very attractive polyester pen blank with yellow, red and black swirling lines producing a burst of colours. This pen blank is 20mm x 20mm x 150mm and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A very attractive polyester pen blank with black swirling lines giving a burl appearance in set deep yellow. This pen blank is 20mm x 20mm x 150mm and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank of vibrant lime green laced with strands of white. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester resin pen blank with yellow and blue swirls. 20mm x 20mm x 127mm

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    A striking polyester pen blank with green, black and yellow swirls in a convincing burl look alike. This pen blank is 20mm x 20mm x 150mm and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester pen blank in vibrant swirls of cerise and green. 20mm x 20mm x 127mm

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the rich appearance of the beautiful blue cobalt stone with its smokey stripes. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the deep blue appearance of the lapis lazuli semi-precious stone, which has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A very attractive polyester pen blank with swirling purple and yellow flecks in a dark milky bed. This pen blank is 21mm x 21mm x 150mm and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank in deep royal purple with radiating shafts of vertical gold lines. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank in the soft violet tones common to lilac flowers. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank bursting with bright hues of magenta, purple and blue. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester resin pen blank with swirls of metallic cerise and purple.

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    A polyester acrylic pen blank with luminous pink swirls. This pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank in white with subtle vertical off-white lines producing a sophisticated appearance when turned on a lathe. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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    A polyester rod pen blank having the appearance of natural ivory. This rod pen blank is 150mm long with a 20mm diameter and is suitable for most pens, including long pens or those with large diameters.

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Polyester Acrylic Pen Blanks

These acrylic pen blanks are made from cast thermoset polyester plastic resin. This durable material is non-toxic and is perfect for pen making on a lathe.

Polyester acrylic pen blanks are made from polyester, a type of hard plastic. Polyester acrylic pen blanks are easy to drill and turn and produce a durable beautiful finish that will make your pens look professional. From our large range of acrylic pen blanks your creativity in pen making is virtually limitless. Choose from bars of solid colour to ribbons, swirls, eddies and crush and add a whole new dimension to your pen making.

Turning Polyester Acrylic Pen Blanks

Acrylic pen blanks are relatively easy to turn and achieving a top finish is quicker and easier than with other pen blanks.

Start turning your acrylic pen blank in the same way as you would with wood pen blanks - after drilling the blank and gluing-in the pen tube, use a roughing or spindle gauge to turn the acrylic pen blank to round. Continue turning in this way until you have the right profile and the diameter of your turned acrylic pen blank is a few milimetres bigger than your pen bushings. Once your acrylic pen blank reaches round, you should start to see long ribbons of acrylic peeling off as you turn. Keep clearing these away as they often become wrapped around the turning piece.

Use a less aggressive turning tool such as a skew chisel to turn your acrylic pen blank down to the bushings.

Finishing Polyester Acrylic Pen Blanks

Your goal is to obtain a glass like finish on your acrylic pen blank. Follow these steps to achieve this.

With the lathe spinning, sand your acrylic pen blank starting with approximately 200 grit sandpaper through to around 600 grit. Whilst sanding, stop the lathe regularly to wipe off the sanding dust from the acrylic pen blank. A build of of this dust will create friction causing your acrylic pen blank to become hot and may result in some of the dust melting onto your blank, a situation which you should try to avoid. Whilst sanding, move the sandpaper over the blank continuously and do not sand on one spot for any length of time as this may also cause overheating.

After sanding to 600 grit, you may continue to sand using wet sandpaper or micromesh up to very fine grit levels.

Either as an alternative or in addition to fine sanding, you may then use an abrasive powder that comes in bars such as tripoli or white diamond bars to obtain a finer finish. Apply the bar to the acrylic pen blank while the lathe is spinning and then use cloth or paper towel to rub the abrasive on the acrylic pen blank.

A fine rubbing compound, diamond paste or plastic polish may then be used to achieve the final finish.

Some pen makers use a buffing wheel with such rubbing compound, diamond paste or plastic polish to rub off any fine circular rings that may be present on the acrylic pen blank by rubbing the blank longitudinally on the buffing wheel.

Your acrylic pen blank should now have a high gloss, glassy-like appearance and may now be used to assemble your pen.