Current Inventory

May 19, 2022:  They’re Here!  10 new rocker blotters available NOW for sale.

Inventory Update

June 17, 2022

Page down to explore the current crop of available blotters.   Then:

  1.  Email me with your choice — note the inventory number.
  2. I will reply with availability.
  3. If available I will ask you for your mailing address and give you payment details.

Remember, each rocker blotter comes with 5 sheets of blotter paper.

guy@rockerblotters.com

 

 

Two new colors:  Cherry in the middle and rosewood on the right.  Walnut on the left for comparison. 

 

Natural, Cherry, Rosewood, Walnut — (Left to Right)

Northern Red Oak

(with 3 top coats)

“Natural” is no stain.  However, the polyurethane top coats add a warm yellowing hue.

 

Natural, Walnut, Rosewood — (Left to Right)

Southern Red Oak

I have a small quantity of privately harvested southern red oak (Quercus falcata) from a ranch in north central Georgia.  (Not commercially harvested.)  The wood has a much darker natural color than its far more common and commercialized northern red oak relative. (Quercus rubra)

This wood has frequent cracks and oak borer tunneling.  One piece I received has a live larva tunneling its way around!  It is raw sawn wood and takes far more time to square, cut, shape, plane, and sand than the “piece of cake” S4S lumber commonly available at Lowe’s or Home Depot. 

However the rewards are great.  The bottom rocker section is a single piece of wood rather than the three or 4 glued up boards need to make the northern red oak bottoms.  And the grain is very expressive.  And for all these reasons I will be placing a higher price on these pieces.  Three are available in this batch.

 

Standard Size, Natural Color

Northern Red Oak

Status / Price:   AVAILABLE – $59

Inventory Number:  2022-12

Knob #1:  1 3/8 round bright brass, wide base

Blotting Surface:  2 7/16 wide by 5 15/16 long.

Notes:  I love the grain on the top.

Notes:  These magnificent knobs are now extinct — no longer produced. I have just three left.  This one plus one more in this batch, and the third one for the next batch in June.  I continue to look for a replacement.

 

Standard Size, Light Cherry Color

Northern Red Oak

Status / Price:   SOLD – 5/19/22

Inventory Number:  2022-13

Knob #3:  1 1/4 round bright brass

Blotting Surface:  2 7/16 wide by 5 15/16 long.

Note:  Many people think of cherry as a dark, rich color.  Natural cherry  has a light pink hue but darkens with age.  The cherry stain used here can be somewhat controlled by how long I leave the wet stain on before wiping it down.  I like the lighter shade because it reminds me of original cherry.  For a more robust “cherry” color consider the rosewood color.

 

 

Standard Size, Walnut Color

Northern Red Oak

Status / Price:   AVAILABLE — $59

Inventory Number:  2022-14

Knob #10: 1 9/32 inch Brushed nickel football with wide base.

Blotting Surface:  2 7/16 wide by 5 15/16 long.

Note:  The color in this photo looks very different than the Baby Blotter below which is also walnut color from the very same MinWax Gel Walnut stain.  This is an issue of studio lighting which must have been different than when I shot the baby blotter.  Held together the actual blotters look very much the same and the color below is very close to the color of this blotter.

 

 

Baby Blotter! Walnut Color

Northern Red Oak

Status / Price:  AVAILABLE – $59

Inventory Number:  2022-07

Knob #2: 1 5/16 inch long oval “football” knob has an antique/distressed brass finish.

Blotting Surface:  1 7/16 wide by 4 15/16 long

Notes:  These have been pretty popular.  Most are given as gifts from one fountain pen lover to another.  I imagined they would be good for signatures — which they are, but buyers tell me they are handy for pocket sized personal journals where one sweep will easily cover the width of a page.

 

 

Standard, Rosewood Color

Southern Red Oak

Status / Price:  NOT  AVAILABLE

 

Inventory Number:  2022-15

Knob #3:  1 1/4 inch, Round bright brass with narrow base.

Blotting Surface:  slightly narrower by 1/8th inch than other standard sized — 2 5/16 wide by 6 inches long.

Note:  Higher cost due to scarcity of this species of oak and difficulty in working with it.  Worth the effort however — a beautiful piece of wood.

 

 

 

Standard, Natural Color

Southern Red Oak

Status / Price:  AVAILABLE — $99

Inventory Number:  2022-16

Knob #13 (new to knob inventory):  1 1/4 inch, Round bright brass with wide base.

Blotting Surface:  slightly narrower by 1/8th inch than other standard sized — 2 5/16 wide by 6 inches long.

Note:  This is a near perfect piece of wood — no cracks and no oak borer larvae trails or other bug holes.  It is extremely richly colored naturally.  I am tempted to replace my personal desk blotter with this one. Hurry before I decide to do it!

 

 

 

Standard, Walnut Color

Southern Red Oak

Status / Price:  AVAILABLE — $69

Inventory Number:  2022-17

Knob #5:  1 5/16 inch football/rugby shaped antique brass.

Blotting Surface:  slightly narrower by 1/8th inch than other standard sized — 2 5/16 wide by 6 inches long.

Note:  Higher cost due to scarcity of this species of oak and difficulty in working with it.  Worth the effort however — a beautiful piece of wood.

 

 

 

Standard Size, Walnut Color

Northern Red Oak

Status / Price:  SOLD 5/9/22

Inventory Number:  2022-19

Knob #6: 1 5/16 inch football/rugby shaped bright brass

Blotting Surface:  2 7/16 wide by 5 15/16 long.

 

 

 

Junior Size, Walnut Color

Northern Red Oak

Status / Price:  AVAILABLE –  $49

Inventory Number:  2022-20

Knob #4: Tall, oval, brushed brass, 1 5/16 inch long

Blotting Surface:  2 7/16 wide by 4 5/8 long.

Note:  I thought maybe this size would work better for people with limited desk space.  Apparently, NO.  They didn’t sell very well so I dropped them.  When I restarted Rockerblotters.com this spring I found two of these all cut and sanded but never finished.  They are quite nice and made with all the care that I make all the other blotters.

 

 

Junior Size, Walnut Color

Northern Red Oak

Status / Price:  AVAILABLE –  $49

Inventory Number:  2022-21

Knob #3a:  1 3/16 inch round bright brass with narrow base

Blotting Surface:  2 7/16 wide by 4 5/8 long.

Note:  I thought maybe this size would work better for people with limited desk space.  Apparently, NO.  They didn’t sell very well so I dropped them.  When I restarted Rockerblotters.com this spring I found two of these all cut and sanded but never finished.  They are quite nice and made with all the care that I make all the other blotters.