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Scots pine
Straightgrained, knotty, strong, easy to work, cheap
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Parana pine
Hard, straightgrained, knot-free, strong, durable, expensive
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Spruce
Not durable, small knots
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Yellow cedar
lightweight, stiff, stable
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European Redwood
Strong, knotty, durable when preserved, cheap
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European Ash
Tough, flexible, shock resistant, stable, easy to work,
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European Beech
Tough, hard but easy to work, heavy, closegrained, dosn't split, tasteless, odourless,
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Mahogany
Stable, durable, expensive, rare
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English Oak
Hard, strong, durable, heavy, open grained,
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Teak
Very durable, oily, moisture resistant
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MDF
Smooth surface, easily machined, can be fire/water resistant,
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Hardboard
Very cheap, can have a plastic surface
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Chipboard
usually veneered
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Plywood
Strong, can be water and boil proof,
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Blockboard
Heavy, used where weight is needed
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Aluminium
Soft, malleable, conductive, corrosion resistant,
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Casting Alloy
Ductile, malleable, work hardening
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Copper
Tough, ductile, very conductive, corrosion resistant
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Brass
Corrosive, tarnishes, hard, conductive
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Lead
Very heavy, soft, malleable, oxidizes but generally corrosion resistant
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Zinc
Layer of oxide prevents corrosion, easily worked
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Tin
Soft, corrosion resistant, used in solder
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Mild steel
Tough, high tensile strength, ductile,
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High Speed Steel
Brittle, hard,
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Stainless Steel
Corrosion resistant
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High Carbon/Tool Steel
Hardest steel, less ductile, less tough, less malleable
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Cast Iron
Hard, brittle, strong, cheap,
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Araldite
Thermosetting, very good as glue (adhesive), chemical/heat resistant, good insulator
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Bakelite
Thermosetting, not electrically conductive, heat resistant
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Epoxy
Thermosetting,
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Card 2

Front

Parana pine

Back

Hard, straightgrained, knot-free, strong, durable, expensive

Card 3

Front

Spruce

Back

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Card 4

Front

Yellow cedar

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

European Redwood

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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