The original Frogwood. Robust and easy to machine and turn, with a great range of colors. All of our dyes are water-based and FDA approved. If the finished piece is going to be exposed to water, we do recommend sealing with a wax,oil, varnish or polyurethane finish.
Specific gravity approximately 0.85. Frogwood® has 19 laminations per inch.
RHD5 has approximately 20% more wood per cubic inch than Frogwood, and has an added thermoset compound in the agent that bonds the laminations. This is extremely robust and takes a great shine, but is much harder and will cause more wear on cutting tools. As with Frogwood, we recommend a protective finish.
Specific gravity approximately 1.1. Frogwood RHD5™ has 24 laminations per inch.
Made to order cast resin blanks, with and without inset brass tubes. The tubes for tube-in castings are 2" by 7mm.
These cast blanks make great pens on their own, or can be combined with parts turned from Frogwood pen blanks to give a complementing or contrasting combination.