Our coffee beans blanks are made using beans from a local roaster called Alternate Route Coffee, if you've never heard of them we highly recommend checking them out for a high quality cup of coffee
our bean blank process involves stabilizing the coffee beans as this helps minimize voids and makes for an overall more sturdy bean that is less likely to pop out while turning, the beans are then cast in alumilite resin with a mix of white mica powder and divine white. they measure 1"x1"x 5-1/4" long
due to the nature of coffee beans you may still find a small void here and there even after stabilizing, that's completely normal! a small dab of CA glue sorts that out. when turning we recommend sharp tools and light cuts, and depending how thin you plan on going we suggest stopping when your 70% to final size and going over the blank with CA before turning to final size and sanding for finish friction polish or CA works just fine!