P150

Osage Orange Pen Blank - 3/4"

Osage Orange, Maclura pomifera, is a beautiful wood from the southern Midwest! The heartwood is golden to bright yellow, which almost certainly ages to a darker medium brown with time: primarily due to exposure to UV light. Osage Orange is extremely durable and is considered to be one of the most decay resistant woods in North America. Working this wood can be difficult due to its hardness and density, though it is reported to have little dulling effect on cutting edges. It turns well, and also takes stains, glues and finishes well. Common uses include: Fence posts, dye, archery bows, musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty wood items. Beautiful blanks with nice color and grain. Working this wood can be challenging due to its hardness and density, though it is reported to have little dulling effect on cutting edges. It turns well and takes a nice polish. It also takes stains, glues and finishes well. Intermediate.
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Osage Orange