Chakte Viga ranges in color from a striking orange-red to a golden brown, and darkens with time. Despite its density, it is quite easy to work with sharp tools. Chakte Viga features a beautiful natural luster, and is often markedly iridescent once finished. Closely related to Brazilwood (used for violin bows), Chakte Viga has similarly excellent acoustic properties.Technical Details:Chakte Viga: (Mexican Pernambuco) Caesalpinia platylobaNative to: Mexico and Central America.Hardness: Chakte Viga is very hard; about twice as hard as white oak.Grain/Texture: Fine, even texture. Natural luster.Rot Resistance: Extremely rot-resistant. Sometimes used as fence post material.Workability: Machines well with sharp equipment. Occasional interlocking grain can result in tearout. Takes glue and finish well. Odor: Slight.
Inlay blank comes pre-assembled with laser cut pink ribbon component so all you have to do is make sure everything is aligned well and then flood with CA glue. Once cured,secure the barrel to the brass tube with two-part epoxy. Sand the ends flush with the brass tube and mount on your lathe for turning and finishing. Designed for Manhattan Chrome, Manhattan Gold, and Elegant Manhattan style pen kits only, sold separately. For easy-to-follow directions (including color photos) on applying the CA finish to your pen kit, see the article "My Simple CA Finish" by Colin Nelson.Features:Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 1
Finish: CadmiumBase Material: SteelLength: 1'Width: 2-3/8"Projection: 5/8"Center to Center Hole Spacing: 1-7/8"Machine Screw Thread Size: #8-32Screws are includedWarranty: Lifetime
Ideal for toy boxes, lid supports prevent chest lids from accidentally slamming shut on fingers. Lid supports feature a solid brass slide with a statuary bronze finish. Available in left-side mount configuration, in three load ratings. Technical Details Allows lid to open to 85 degrees Use on boxes with a 3/4" thick back. Can be used singly, in pairs or in multiples of 3 or more Durable statuary bronze finish Includes 5/8" x #5 mounting screwsSold individually Calculating the Number and Rating of Lid Supports Use the following formula to determine the optimal number and rating of lid supports:Lid width (front to back) x lid weight in pounds / 2 = Inch-lbs. of support required. Example, using an 18" wide lid weighing 12 lbs: (18 x 12)/2 = 108. Therefore, either two 45-55 or one 95-125 Inch-lbs support would be an appropriate choice.