The Stanley Model 12-904 Bailey Smoothing Plane is a fine general-purpose bench plane. It has a cast-iron base with precision-ground sides and 9-3/4" long bottom. It features a fully machined and polished double-iron cutter and lever, and the 2" wide cutter is made from hardened, tempered steel for durability. The solid brass cutter-adjustment knob allows precise control of depth and alignment, and the frog seat is machined for precise mouth adjustment. A quick-release cam lock makes iron removal easy. Contoured, polished high-impact polymer handles and knobs offer comfort and durability. Honing recommended before use.
Get a consistent edge and easy-to-use operation with this radius plane that cuts a clean rounded edge. Features two carbide-tipped blades and comes with a 4mm hex wrench for easy adjustment.
These plain maple turning blanks are hand sorted for the best figured grain. Approximate dimensions listed. Features:Tree: May reach a height of 70 to 120 feet, with a 24 to 36 inch diameter trunk. Working properties: Figured grain has a tendency to tear out. Tools must be kept very sharp. Reduced cutting angles can help.
African Mahogany is strong, yet light, and works beautifully with hand tools. The color matures from a salmon tone when freshly cut, into a rich red or brown with age. The grain varies from straight to curly, sometimes producing highly attractive figures. Flat-sawn boards feature wavy horizontal bands. 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. Thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, moldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Texture: Fine or medium to coarse, and uniform.Luster: Highly lustrous.Movement: Mahogany is considered to be one of the most stable timbers.Durability: High durability, resistant to brown-rot and white rot fungi. Moderately resistant to dry-wood termite attack.Weathering Properties: Very good - a great choice for boat building.Planing: The wood is easy to plane, but figured grain may chip and tear.Turning: Easy - turned surfaces are usually clean.Polishing characteristics: Good.Steam Bending: Fairly good.Strength: Variable, but generally high bending strength and medium crushing strength. Hardness and weight are moderate, and density is high.