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)
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.
2018 SEM ebonite color chart.
Taffy example 2
Camo These three examples show the differences in a single rod of ebonite.
NYH Turquoise Woodgrain