When we first saw these little jewelry boxes, by Portland, Oregon, woodworker Gary Damaskos, we liked the simple, clever design. Damaskos had taken the traditional half-blind dovetail joint used in drawermaking, and employed it to make a small jewelry box. If the ability to make a box is the foundation of most every carcase construction in woodworking, then this jewelry box carries the concept even further. If you can make a drawer, then you can make this box and conversely, if you can make this box, then you can make not only drawers but chests, cases and cabinets.
True to its name, purpleheart boasts vibrant purple heartwood, and a fine, satiny texture. Initially a dull brown, it takes on its brilliant tone shortly after the wood is cut. The sapwood is creamy, pinkish cinnamon. It has exceptionally high bending and crushing strength, is dimensionally stable, and is extremely resistant to decay. 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, moldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Alternate name: Peltogyne.Tree: Usually tall, with a height of about 100 to 150 feet and a diameter of up to 48 inches, usually between 18 and 36 inches.Heartwood: Initially dull brown, rapidly changing to a bright, vibrant purple. Prolonged exposure darkens wood to a dark-purplish brown or dark brown, but the original color can be preserved with a UV inhibitor. Color variation among boards is reported to be moderate to high. Presence of minerals in some boards may cause uneven coloration and steaming is reported to affect the color. Light & Air-Induced Changes: Treatment against the effects of ultra-violet rays maintainss the original color of the wood. Treatment with Armorall, the car finish product, under lacquer is reported to hold the color well.Grain: Typically straight, occasionally wavy or irregular.Texture: Medium to fine.Luster: Medium to high.Movement: Very dimensionally stable.Natural Durability: Highly resistant to attack by decay fungi, very resistant to dry-wood termites, and somewhat resistant to attack by marine borers. Also reported to be resistant to chemicals such as acids.Cutting Resistance: Purpleheart is moderately difficult to saw. Tools usually require frequent sharpening. A reduced cutting angle of 15 degrees is recommended, especially when planing and moulding material with interlocked or wavy grain. Nailing: The wood requires to be pre-bored, but nail-holding capabilities are reported to be good.Steam Bending: The wood steam bends fairly well.Strength Properties: Bending strength in the air-dry condition is very high, and crushing strength is exceptionally high. It does not mar or dent easily, and is very heavy and dense.
Gives you a fast, precise and smooth cut time after time.High Performance "Skip Tooth/Reverse " PGT- Cuts through plywood and softwoods with minimal burning or underside tear out. Razor sharp teeth cut faster with greater accuracy on both straight and radius cuts. Consistently smooth, sand free. 6 blades per pack.Crown Tooth- Excellent for cutting plastics, acrylics and Corian. The unique teeth shape cuts on both the up and down stroke, allowing you to cut through plastic like butter! When one side gets dull, turn it upside down for a fresh set of teeth. 6 blades per pack.
SawStop is revolutionizing table saw safety. The Standard Brake Cartridge is for 10" saw blades and fits all models of SawStop table saws (except older models). Current models use brake cartridges with a blue tinted plastic case and 9-pin connector. Designed for quick replacement when activated and compatible with all woods and other non-conductive materials.