These hard to find woods, are offered on a first come - first served basis.
Harvested in Florida, these woods can be almost impossible to get hold of.
For example - the Black Mangrove can only be harvested under a federal
permit, issued almost exclusively to selected biologists. Mangrove is a
"Special Concern" listed species in Florida. Possession of
Mangrove wood must be accompanied by a copy of the harvest permit in some
states. If you live in one of these states, be advised that we have a copy of the harvest permit and can
provide you with a copy of this permit. Be sure to specify. If your state
requires this documentation in order for you to be in possession of this wood,
be sure to ask. It is your responsibility to determine
if you need such a permit and order accordingly.
Blue Mahoe comes in a variety of colors from almost white to almost
blue/black. It is a moderately hard wood primarily grown in areas of Cuba,
Jamaica and very limited in Florida.
All of these species of wood are in rather short supply, and where we have
quite limited inventory it is noted as "Limited Supplies", while "Extremely
Limited" indicates that we only have a few pieces to sell with no chance of
receiving more for at least another 10 - 12 months.
Working with Spaulted/Stabilized wood is not for the novice pen maker.
These blanks must be drilled with extreme caution as they can be split quite
easily during the drilling operation. The blanks are offered with no
guarantee against the problems associated with stabilized/Spaulted wood.
Sizes given are fairly accurate for a minimum size for each species, but are
not guaranteed to be completely accurate as wood products can change with
temperature and humidity.