To see materials the best thing to do is browse through my pen galleries. Or you can use the search bar that’s built into the site.

Remember that not all materials will always be available. Many materials are vintage and aren’t made anymore. Every now and then I get my hands on vintage rods but not very often. And some materials are special order and only available for a short time.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for let me know what you want and I can try to find something with you from several of my vendors (listed below).

Links to sites with acrylics that you can choose from- if you see something you like, ask about it. There are some materials that I won’t work with for various reasons.

Cast acrylic rods from Delvies (some materials only available in bulk orders so I can’t get them)

Limited celluloid rods.

The Turners Workshop Lots of modern Conway Stewart blanks here.

Bear Tooth Woods

Striations – UnicornTech SmokeSummer SkySummer RainbowSummer GardenSliced AvocadoGolden DenimMountaineer PrideMelon Stripes

Exotic Blanks

Striations – Strata Gem collectionElusive BlueWild Grape

Richard L Greenwald

Striated – Blue BlackCinnamonLucky StripeMeringueSmokey Stripe – Wavy Red/white

Other stripes and striations –Blueberry Cream – Candy Cane – Multi StripeMahoganyBlue LineRed LineBlue wavy lineThin Blue PinstripesCarrotMagenta BlissTequila AcrylicStrawberry CreamRainforestRed & White –  Wavy Red/whiteThin Red LineThin Blue Line


We can use many types of wood, dense woods are better

I can make bands, sleeves, and rings from wood – cannot be threaded

Ebonite material examples – this isn’t everything available, just a sample –
NOTE: With some colors there is a LOT of variation from inch to inch in the same rod. One end of a rod could be black with hints of color, the other could be very colorful with hints of black. I don’t know what I will get until I turn it down.

Some of the colors are very similar, with only the assigned names to tell them apart.

2018 SEM ebonite color chart.

Cumberland (orange and black)

Night blue

Yellow Marble



Violet example 2

Ponceau Red Ripple

Denim Blue





Male Gray Marbled

Manduela Ripple

Female Ripple


Taffy example 2

Antik Rose

Purple Wave

Orange Water


New York

Morgan Fry

Morgan Fry example 2

Camo These three examples show the differences in a single rod of ebonite.



Solid Orange

Deep Sea (very limited stock)

Vesuvius Ripple

Vesuvius Ripple

Mexico Blue

Mexico Blue (caps only)

Green, Blackberry, Black ripple


Matte Black

Solid Brown

Brown Marble

Brown Ripple

Red Ripple

Red Swirl

Yellow Marble

Yellow Ripple

Dark Green ripple

Green Ripple

Green Marble

Blue Marble

Blue Marble

Blue Ripple

Red, Orange, Yellow solid

NYH Turquoise Woodgrain

NYH Red Woodgrain

Vintage Red Woodgrain