UK Pen Blanks are an online only retailer specialising in pen turning / pen making tools, pen kits & blanks/blocks. We are based in the UK but ship Worldwide.
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UK Pen Blanks is owned and run by 1 person (Phillip - me!) I am also responsible for making pen blanks, packing parcels, web design, accounting and making an occasional drink so I am quite stretched at times!!
Pen blanks are blocks of a material which is crafted into a pen using a lathe.
They are typically made from wood, acrylic (plastic) or Hybrid (A combination of wood & acrylic).
Pen blanks can also be used to make seam rippers, shaving kit handles, keyrings, light pulls and much more!
Pen blanks usually come in 2 sizes. Either 200mm x 20mm x 20mm OR 130mm x 20mm x 20mm.
Variations in these sizes do happen, some have widths of 18mm & 19mm and other pen blanks for larger pen kits can be up to 25mm.
Lengths can also vary, 130mm, 135mm, 150mm, 200mm & 300mm
A pen kit is a collection of parts that, when assembled with a finished pen blank make a complete pen.
Pen kits can be rollerballs, ballpoints, fountain pens and pencil kits are also available.