Curly Maple is created when certain parts of the tree are under significant, comprehensive stress, causing a scintillating ripple effect in the wood. As such, machining this wood can be very tricky. These macroscopic stresses tend to be “baked into” the wood, and can cause various tools to bind up. Similar effects apply on the microscopic scale as well, as the grain lines tend to get folded and crumpled, potentially causing “tear-out” on many of our planes, joiners and routers. Therefore, it takes especially skilled Artisans to work with this sort of material.
Known for its historic use in making violins, guitars, and other musical instruments, it is highly prized for its beauty. Ripples in the wood, called “chatoyancy”, give it the appearance of having multidimensional depth, much like a hologram. Native Americans of the Northeast have made exquisite flutes from Curly Maple for centuries, honoring its beauty as well as its natural resonance when played. We at Magic-Flight hope you enjoy the artistic grace the Launch Boxes possess, and ponder the musical history of such an elegant figure.
Curly Maple Launch Box Kit includes:
- One Curly Maple Launch Box
- (2) rechargeable NiMH batteries with protective caps
- Battery charger
- Felt-lined decorative tin
- Glass draw stem
- Cleaning brush
- Flight Guide
- Lifetime Functional Warranty (click here for details)
Handcrafted with love in San Diego, CA, USA
International customers will receive a plug adapter suitable for use in their own country with each Launch Box Kit.