Craftspeople Discover M3
“Space Age Metals” that work with traditional wood working tools have raised the bar for craftspeople of all types. Macro Molecular Metals (M3) are the new composite metals that make everything from the new Boeing 787 to the International Space Station possible. This material is made with as much as 85% of the real metal that has been atomized down to a fine powder (on the molecular level) and combined with special chemical binders to form a new composite material called M3 (short for “Macro Molecular Metal”).
M3 is mostly used for its astounding structural properties but it is now being recognized for its remarkable beauty as well. The new metal has the same visual characteristics of the source metal with a surface hardness that will allow an unbelievable gem quality finish, yet it will turn on a wood lathe with standard wood turning tools. You can sand, file, rasp, carve, drill or Dremel this remarkable dense and stable material which will hold the finest of details down to a knife’s edge.
Wood workers are now producing items in Copper, Brass, Bronze, Nickel Silver and Stainless Steel without having to retool. Pen turners and jewelry makers are making extraordinary gift items out of “M3 Mokume Gane”, “M3 Damascus Steel” and “M3 Black Gold” pattern metals.
Craftspeople of all types have fallen in love with M3 as a new material to take their craft to the next level. Pipe makers, wood turners, knife makers, walking stick makers, jewelry designers, puzzle makers and of course pen turners are all producing magnificent work with this remarkable new material. Look for products, mostly high end luxury gift-ware and crafts made out of M3 online and at craft shows this summer; and jewelry stores, luxury gift catalogs and retail outlets in the fall.
MetalPenBlanks.com is the first company to make this remarkable new material available for purchase on the Internet in the form of pen blanks, knife scales, jewelry billets and flat sheets. Their friendly sales associates are available to quote custom shapes, sizes and metal combinations.