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This design is intended to be used with standard commercially available 7mm ornament kits, or the ornament hangers also available in this store. It is preshaped and hollow. 0.25 inches of internal tubing are included at each end of the ornament to provide support or allow adhesive attachment to an internal brass tube or other form of post or rod passing through the ornament. Available in full color sandstone and other single color material options. Sandstone material options have slightly thicker walls than all other material options.
Words of warning: Using sandstone material with ornament kits can result in cracked ornaments. Cracking can occur during the step when the hardware end pieces are pressed into the brass tube passing through the center of the ornament. Some ways to reduce the chances of cracking are 1) to use no adhesive or a flexible adhesive between the brass tube and the ornament body and 2) to not compress the ornament body during the press fit operation. Careful assembly and allowing a slight movement of the ornament body within the assembled hardware will help to reduce the chance of cracking or breakage.
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Note that this part is sized for the Woodcraft and Woodturners Catalog (Craft Supplies USA) kits which require an approximately 1.4 inch long ornament shape. The Penn State Industries kits contain longer brass tubes which means you would need to trim the tubes or add additional materials to fill the empty space. A final light coating with a clear spray lacquer before attaching the finials would provide a nice protective finish if desired.