The classic American blonde, Hard Maple features creamy white sapwood with a reddish cast, and rugged durability. The wood has an exceptionally fine, even texture, and tight pores that yield an excellent finished surface. These thin boards are machined S4S to 1/8" and 1/4" thicknesses, eliminating wear and tear on your planer. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Tree: May reach a height of 70 to 120 feet, with a 24 to 36 inch diameter trunk. Sapwood Color: White with a reddish cast.Heartwood Color: Uniformly pale reddish brown or light tan. Grain: Usually fairly straight, but can also be curly or wavy. Sometimes exhibits decorative figuring like bird's eye, maple burl, blister, leaf, and fiddleback.Texture: Very fine and even.Working properties: Due to hardness, tools must be kept very sharp.Carving: Responds well to carving tools.Steam bending properties: Fair.Strength Properties: Very high bending strength. Resistance to compression parallel to the grain is high. Hardness is rated as medium. It is heavy, and resists denting and marring. Hard Maple can be up to 25 percent harder than Soft Maple.
With the six jigs in this kit, you'll be able to shape and sharpen all your knives, scissors, shears, draw knives and axes, as well as short chisels and carving tools. Each jig perfectly replicates the edge angle so you can sharpen faster than ever. The jigs in this kit work with the T-7 and T-4 Tormek Sharpening Systems (35254 and 53332, sold separately) as well as the older T-3 system. The Knife Jig (SVM-45) works to sharpen most knives, including carver's draw knives. Long knives need to be stiff, and the minimum blade length is 2-3/8'' (60mm)The Long Knife Jig (SVM-140) is suitable for long and flexible knives. The jig's 5-1/2'' (140mm) width stabilizes a thin blade. Requires minimum blade length of 6-5/16'' (160mm)The Scissors Jig (SVX-150) is for scissors of all sizes as well as shears. It is also suitable for portable electric hand planer bladesThe Short Tool Jig (SVS-32) is for straight-shanked carving gouges and V-tools down to 1-3/4'' (45mm) long. It also sharpens short wood chisels and tools for power carvers. Maximum tool width is 1-1/4'' (32mm)The Axe Jig (SVA-170) sharpens carving and carpenter's axes. It accommodates a maximum axe height of 6-11/16'' (170mm), and copes with both straight and curved edgesThe Small Knife Holder (SVM-00) enables you to sharpen the smallest knife blades like carving knives and pocket knives. Works in conjunction with the SVM-45 Knife Jig
DeWalt DW7342 Replacement Planer Blades are made of high quality M2 laminated steel providing prolonged life as well as sharpness. The hole pattern fits easily on the knife locating pins machined on the cutterhead. These replacement blades are designed to be turned over when dull to use the other side and replaced when both sides have been used. The DeWalt DW7342 replacement blades are designed to fit the DeWalt 734 12-1/2" Portable Planer.Technical Details:Measures 12.5" longdual angle 45 degree angle with 40 degree relief angleReversibleM2 laminated tool steelDesigned for use with the DeWalt 734 Portable Planer
The distinctive striped appearance of Zebrawood has made it a favorite for decorative inlays and veneers. The color ranges from golden-yellow to a peanut butter tone with chocolate veins running through it. The wood is hard, dense and extremely tough. These thin boards are machined S4S to 1/8" and 1/4" thicknesses, eliminating wear and tear on your planer. You won't have to worry about tearout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Native to: West Africa, especially Gabon and Cameroon.Tree Data: 48" to 60" diameter trunk. The trees generally have very thick bark.Sapwood: Pale yellow.Heartwood: Light golden-yellow or pale yellow-brown, with narrow streaks of dark brown to almost black, giving a striped appearance.Grain: Generally interlocked or wavy, yielding a ribbon figure. Texture: Medium to coarse. Luster: High luster.Resin: Occasional resin pockets.Movement: Dimensionally stable. Retains its shape well after machining.Veneering Qualities: Zebrawood is used extensively in veneers for cross banding and inlays. Bundles of veneer should be stabilized with weights to prevent buckling.Working characteristics: Responds well to hand and machine tools. Quite easy to saw, but due to interlocking grain, planing is very difficult, often resulting in tearout.Polishing: Good polishing and finishing qualities. Strength: Compressive strength parallel to the grain is high. The wood is hard, very heavy, and very dense. It is tough, with good impact resistance.