Punky, spalted wood can yield some of the most intricate grain patterns and texture, but how do you turn or carve it without the whole thing falling apart? That's where Polycryl comes in. A large-molecular-weight acrylic polymer, Polycryl fills and strengthens semi-punky or spalted wood, making it easier to turn and carve. It's easy and safe to use, dries clear and will not yellow in the wood.Polycryl is water-soluble and penetrates best when the wood is green. Polycryl may not fortify extremely punky wood. The softer the wood, the better the penetration. It will not penetrate hard wood. Polycryl should be used before Pentacryl.All types of finishes and glues can be used once Polycryl has dried. The final product should be finished to seal Polycryl into the wood.DIRECTIONS: The wood should be rough-carved or turned first to obtain the best results. Add 1 part Polycryl to 4 parts hot water and mix well. It is important to use a weak solution at first to obtain maximum penetration.Soaking method: Soak wood in the diluted solution overnight or until wood is completely saturated. Once saturated, place wood in a full-strength solution of Polycryl. Let the wood remain in the solution for at least one week. Large pieces may take longer. Once wood is saturated with Polycryl, remove from the solution, drain and dry slowly in an unheated, cool area.Brushing method: When a piece of wood to be treated is too large for soaking, Polycryl can be brushed on. First, brush on the diluted Polycryl solution until the wood is saturated. Cover the wood with plastic to prevent drying between applications. Once the wood has been saturated with the diluted solution, apply a full-strength solution of Polycryl. Brush on as much Polycryl as the wood will absorb and cover with plastic. Repeat this process until the wood is completely saturated. This may take a week or more of repeated applications. It is important to keep the wood wrapped in plastic during the treatment process. Remove the plastic to allow the wood to dry slowly in an unheated, cool area.
Here's a fun, fast project for wood turners who also appreciate things straight, flat and square. Plumb Bobbles miniature plumb bobs are primarily decorative, but you can also string them up to work just like their bigger brothers. A long necklace cord is included for use as a necklace, and they make nice Christmas tree ornaments using the included loop of nylon cord. A mandrel (48782, sold separately) with bushings integrated is required for chucking it onto your lathe. 10K gold plating.Includes a short length of nylon cord, and a necklace cord. Finished Plumb Bobble can range in length from approximately 1-7/8" to 2-1/4" long.Width of hardware is 3/8".A mandrel (48782, sold separately) with bushings integrated is required for chucking it onto your lathe.
Finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze HighlightedBase Material: ZincMachine Screw Thread Size: #8-32Screws are includedWarranty: Lifetime
These three-slide sets give you smooth, 100% access to everything in your pullout pantry. Available in 20" or 26" lengths, they include robust over-travel slides - two bottom mount and one top mount - and all mounting hardware. 130-pound overall load rating.The upper, centermount guide slide is a TopSlide 757 Series, one of the industry's smoothest and most tested slides. It offers premium ball-bearing construction, a closed position hold-in and ISO certification to exceed 80,000 cycles. An over-travel design allows for pullout extension beyond the length of the slide, providing superior pantry access.The two KV 8000 undercarriage slides also feature over-travel extension. They boast three ball bearings per inch for smooth and quiet operation and come in a durable and attractive anochrome finish. Made from premium cold rolled steel, they support loads up to 130 pounds. Each slide includes a mounting bracket.Undermount slide specifications: Load rating: 130 pounds Travel: slide length + .83" Side height: 1.54" Clearance: 3/4" (slide only), 2-1/4" (with brackets) Hold-in detent Meets or exceeds ANSI performance standards as defined by BIFMA & KCMA