This is a combination tool, serving as both a bead rack and a cane slicer. The bead rack will support beads on bead piercing pins during the curing process, or for drying if a finish is added. There is a Plexiglass work surface which is placed inside the rack (only when it is cool, and must be removed before using it as a bead rack). The work surface holding a cane, advances simply and the ends of the rack can be used to guide a blade down through a cane, for nice even slices. The bead rack is made of high quality aluminum but is not intended for a high temperature kiln. It will safely withstand temperatures used for polymer clay.
Pins provided need to be protected from moisture and high humidity. The pins are steel, copper flash coated, and very sharp.