Prized for its rich, crimson color and excellent durability, Padauk is an excellent hardwood for cabinetry and fine furniture. Reddish orange when freshly cut, it matures over time to a bright red with darker red and purple streaks. It is hard, heavy and extremely resistant to rot, and makes one of the most durable hardwood floors available. It is easily worked, takes an excellent finish and polishes beautifully. All boards are machined S4S to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations, while the thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, mouldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Distribution: Central and tropical West Africa, extending from south-western Nigeria to Zaire. Tree: Reaches heights of 100 to 130 feet (30 to 40 m), with trunk diameters of 24 to 48 inches (60 to 120 cm), but may reach 60 inches (150 cm). Trunks are often straight and cylindrical, and are clear of branches to about 70 feet (21 m).Sapwood Color: White when freshly cut, turning to brownish yellow or gray over time.Heartwood Color: Reddish orange, but changes to bright red, with dark streaks, or reddish/purplish-brown or black over time. Color variation between boards is slight.Grain: Generally straight to slightly interlocked. Texture: Fine to medium.Luster: Has a soft, natural sheen.Odor: Faintly aromatic when freshly cut.Stability: Extremely dimensionally stable. Durability: The heartwood is exceedingly durable. May last in excess of 25 years in contact with the soil without preservative treatment. Very resistant to termites.Weathering Properties: Excellent.Care should be taken to prevent splitting when nailing or screwing.
VCarve Pro provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for cutting parts on a CNC Router, including large parts in excess of 24'' x 24''. It includes tools for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths, along with the ability to import and toolpath a single 3D model (STL, OBJ etc.). There is also support to import multiple Vectric Clip Art 3D models (V3M) to create 3D assemblies. Scroll down to see the additional features that VCarve Pro has over the VCarve Desktop version. The software can import 2D designs from other programs but also provides a full set of drawing and editing tools. The toolpath options cover all typical 2D routing operations such as Profiling, Pocketing, Auto-Inlays and Drilling as well as 2.5D strategies such as V-Carving, Prism carving, Fluting and even a decorative Texturing strategy. For 3D you can Rough and Finish the model and there are options to project 2D and 2.5D toolpaths onto the 3D surface. Each toolpath includes appropriate options to customize the settings and provide a high level of control for different types of operation. In addition, all toolpaths can be previewed to show just how the part will look when it is actually cut, this allows instant feedback to allow toolpaths to be further optimized. VCarve includes the functionality demanded for complex work while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced. The software is used by cabinet makers, wood workers, sign makers, prop makers, plastic fabricators, hobbyists and in many other applications. NOTE: VCarve V8 software is also available in a "V8 Desktop'' version (57318, sold separately) that is oriented toward hobbyists with lighter-duty CNC machines and parts smaller than 24'' x 24''. Features of All VCarve V8 Packages: Complete set of 2D Design and Layout ToolsLayer control, Guide lines, Snap GridText Editing + Single Line Engraving FontsFile Import - DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDFImage File Import - BMP, JPG, TIF, GIFVectorize images to create vectors for machiningRobust V-CarvingRaised 3D Prism machiningAuto-Inlays with multiple options3D Random Texturing Toolpath2D Profiling with Interactive Tabs / Bridges, Lead and Ramp optionsPocketing with optimization for 2 cuttersDrilling with option for Peck DrillingBeveled LettersCustom Molding and Form CuttersMulti-color Toolpath Previews Features Unique to VCarve Pro Only: Work on parts larger than 24"x24" (600mm x 600mm)True Shape Nesting for material optimizationToolpath TemplatesMerge ToolpathsJob Setup SheetsGadget (scripting) supportRotary Axis (Wrapping)
Titebond II Dark Wood glue for dark woods. The cabinetmaker's standard. A ready-to-use aliphatic resin adhesive with outstanding strength. Available in 8 oz. and pint sizes.Provides a strong initial tack and fast speed of set to reduce clamp time.Develops a bond stronger than the wood itself.Excellent sandability and is unaffected by finishes. Sets fast, sands easily and resists moisture.Dark color ideal for use on darker woods.Unaffected by lacquers, varnish & sealers.Easy clean-up with water, non-toxic & non-flammable.Recommended for interior use only.Innovative Rockler Gluing Accessories (Sold Separately):Rockler Glue Applicator Set: All your gluing needs in one versatile, easy-to-clean kit! Includes 8 oz. Glue Bottle with Standard Spout, Silicone Brush Applicator, Glue Roller, Mortise Applicator, Funnel, and Centering Attachment. All attachments thread onto Titebond 16 oz. (pint) and 32 oz. (quart) bottles.Rockler Silicone Glue Brush: Finally, a glue brush that you'll never have to throw away! This brush features silicone bristles that are easy to wash with water, and quickly shed dried glue for long-lasting service.Rockler Silicone Mini Glue Brush: Same convenient features as the larger brush, but is easier to use in tight spaces and even features a dropper tip to dispense glue into dowel holes.
Rockler Mini Finishing Points work on the same concept as Bench Cookie Cones, lifting your project off the bench so the bottom side can dry while you finish the top side-all without marring the uncured finish! Because of their small size, however, Mini Finishing Points are extremely cost effective and efficient if you'll be finishing many pieces at once. A dozen easily fits in an apron pocket, ready for finishing up to three doors at once. The points friction-fit into any T-track that accepts 5/16" T-bolts, or you can tack them to benches and sawhorses with the included brad nails. Finish both sides of a project without having to wait for the first side to dryMinimal surface contact-won't ruin your finish or mar your woodLightweight and compact-perfect for jobsite useFour structural ribs for strength1-1/8'' total height when installed in T-track1-1/4'' total height when not in T-trackT-track key is approximately 3/8''Points store conveniently in included tubeUse a claw hammer to remove points when securing with brads