This curly soft maple is highly figured with tiger-striped rays running perpendicular to the grain pattern. Along with the wood's light color, this striping lends a shimmering quality to the lumber. Even unfinished, the wood has a very pleasing interaction with light. It is no surprise, then, that curly maple has become a woodworker's favorite for accents, specialty furniture, musical instruments, and more.To make the figure in this curly maple really "pop", we recommend using an oil product (tung, linseed, etc.), as opposed to a stain. If a lacquer or urethane finish is necessary, adding a coat or two of clear wax-free shellac before the final finishing will ensure that the figure stands out.
Often referred to as "African Rosewood," Bubinga has become a popular choice for musical instruments and fine decorative pieces. It showcases gorgeous grain patterns and reddish-brown tones with purple veining.Tree: Often reaches a height of over 100 feet, with trunk diameters of 36 inches.Sapwood: Whitish.Heartwood: Medium red-brown or red to reddish-brown with light red/purple veins.Grain: Straight or interlocked.Texture: Even grain ranging from fine to very fine.Luster: Very lustrous.Odor: Emits a pungent odor when freshly cut.Movement: Dimensionally stable. Retains its shape well after machining.Natural Durability: Naturally resistant to decay and termite attack.Cutting Resistance: Bubinga can be readily sawn, but due to its density, a slow feed rate is advised.Working characteristics: Responds well to both machine and hand tools, but cutting edges must be kept sharp.Polishing: Takes an excellent polish.Strength: The wood is extremely strong, with high bending and crushing strength.
With a blade that runs the full length of the bed, Triton's TRPUL Unlimited Rebate Planer can cut rabbets as deep as your heart desires, and also works great as a standard surface planer as well. It can hog off up to 1/8'' in a single pass, and features a 17-position depth control for fast, precise adjustment of the amount of material you want to remove. Simply repeat the passes until you reach the desired depth. The adjustable auxiliary handle adds comfort, while the integral parking stand prevents damage to the blade when you set the planer down. The blade drum can even be removed and replaced with the included sanding drum to allow easy sanding of the bottoms of your rabbets. Left or right rear dust extraction. Cutting capacities: width 3-1/4'', depth 1/8''. Weight 8.6lbs. 0-1/8'' Adjustable depth of cutVariable speed control adjusts the drum speed to suit the material3-blade drum provides a higher rate of material removal (46,500 cuts per minute)Bail handle for improved ergonomics and increased controlLeft or right rear dust extraction allows the dust/chips to be directed to either side of the workpieceDrum guard protects against exposed blades when rebatingSpindle lock button for easy drum changesParking stand protects the blades and workpiece from damage on run downPower-on neon light increases operator safety
This nifty light slips onto screwdrivers, bit extensions, and other tool shafts toinstantly brighten dark working areas. Simply turn the ring to power three wide-beamLEDs. It weighs less than an ounce, and doubles as a convenient hand-held flashlightfor inspection and more. Plus, a magnetic back makes it easy to store. Patentpending.UniversalFunctionalOriginalThe UFO light works in a wide range of applications to provide bright light where youneed it most!Additional features:Three shock-resistant LEDs last over 100 hoursIncludes weatherproof, non-slip rubber housingThree strong magnets secure light on any metal surfaceSpecifications:Diameter: 1-5/8" (40 mm) Height: 5/8" (16 mm)Weight: .77 ounces (22 grams)Includes three replaceable 1.5 V button cells, type LR44.