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.
MATERIALS LIBRARY – Here you can just scroll through all the photos on my site. To ask about a particular material take a screen grab and email me with that picture.
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.
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)
The Turners Workshop Lots of modern Conway Stewart blanks here.
Other stripes and striations –Blueberry Cream – Candy Cane – Multi Stripe – Mahogany – Blue Line – Red Line – Blue wavy line – Thin Blue Pinstripes – Carrot – Magenta Bliss – Tequila Acrylic – Strawberry Cream – Rainforest – Red & White – Wavy Red/white – Thin Red Line – Thin 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.
NYH Turquoise Woodgrain
2018 SEM ebonite color chart.