Iowacobb corn cob pen blanks are professionally
stabilized to harden the cob for ease of turning and preserve the cob
for many years of service. The stabilization process involves
using positive pressure and vacuum process to inject polymer resins into the
cob. The resin is heat cured and ready for immediate use.
The result is a material that turns similar to many woods. This is
the same process used by other high quality producers of stabilized pen blanks.
should be selected to match the size of the desired pen style. The
goal is to eliminate a majority of the inner core, which
is the white part filled with resin from the stabilization process. The
outer red surface will be turned away to leave an awesome gold
pattern where the kernels were with light red streaks between them.
Being a natural product, color will vary from cob to cob.
Approximate size is 3/4"-1" diameter x 5" long. The cobs you
receive will be similar to those shown in the picture.
reasons to choose Iowacobb
stabilized corn cob pen
Professionally stabilized by experienced commercial processor
with years of experience
100% penetration of resin
No CA glue needed to harden cob during turning
Hand selected and cut to standard pen blank length to reduce
Ready to go!!
Tear-out is greatly reduced during drilling, end milling and
Color is maintained
Polishes to nice shine
Stabilization protects against moisture
Turns like a dream!!!
these cobs a try!!! I think you will enjoy the experience and the pen
View Working with Cobs tip
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