Imperial Maple Burl Pen Blanks


Acer macrophyllum

Imperial maple burl pen blanks with amazing figure. Big leaf maple is widely considered to have the most pronounced and beautiful figure in its burl. These pen blanks/turning squares are excellent options for many other applications such as reel seats, game calls or other creations.



Imperial maple burl pen blanks. Solid big leaf maple burl with amazing figure. These are oversized, unsurfaced pen blanks/turning squares, measuring just over 1″ x 1″ x 5 1/2″, are not stabilized with acrylic resin. With the industry standard pen blank size being 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 5″, and the occasional “jumbo” 7/8″ x 7/8″ x 5.5″ being the alternative, we have chosen to offer our Imperial maple pen blanks as an even larger blank in the highest quality. Apt to accommodate many creative concepts, these beauties are so versatile. Known now as “Imperial”, we believe these blanks to be named accordingly. Acer macrophyllum, out of all the maples, is widely considered to have the most pronounced and beautiful figure in its burl. We’ve hand selected these incredibly figured pen blanks/small turning squares to signify the quality that “Imperial” represents. As an alternative to other maple varieties, such as Acer saccharum or Acer saccharinum, we are excited to make ours available as a superior option. The Imperial oversized blank is excellent for multiple applications. PLEASE NOTE: blank size may very 1/16″ (+/-) square and 1/4″ (+/-) in length.

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5.25", 5.5", 6"

Our Process

Our unique way of pressure cooking and kiln drying the wood allows for the least amount of volumetric shrinkage and maximum natural stability of each piece. This proprietary process was developed over 40+ years; many of which was through simple trial and error. Today, through our process using specific temperatures, psi and durations of time, we consistently produce some of the straightest, internally sound and beautiful burl and figured hardwood blanks on the market. Our large manufacturing customers truly depend on this consistency for their pool cue, guitar or knife blanks. Try one of our products and see how we compare to others.