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Square turned Padauk bowl

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Project by rilanda posted 05-31-2016 08:11 PM 510 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Padauk is a particularly beautiful timber, not easy to work because it is fairly coarse textured but its colour is outstanding (sometimes called Vermilion because of its colour). This piece had a large area of sap down one edge that is a grayish white in colour and I tried to feature it. The bowl is about 8.5” (215mm) square (max size over my bed bars and a little under 1.75” (40mm) thick. Left it in the Square to maximise the use of the timber, turned using a HSS 1/2” bowl gouge and finished through the grades to finish with 400 grit paper. the bowl was finally finished with 2 coats cellulose sander sealer and 2 coats melamine lacquer denibbed between coats.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 05-31-2016 08:14 PM

Beautiful shape, this colour is unrealistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Brit

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 09:23 AM

Beautiful Bill. I like the contrast between the sap wood and the heart wood.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 04:35 PM

wonderful bowl,magic look,I realy like it

-- bambi

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#4 posted 06-03-2016 01:02 PM

This looks great. Very nice.

I’m curious – Do you have previous experience with your finishing technique and can speak on how well it preserves the color? In my experience it seems like padauk is very prone to “go dark”. I’ve had some beautiful padauk products that went dark and became very ordinary looking.

-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA

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rilanda

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#5 posted 06-03-2016 06:55 PM

The finish I use is a cellulose sander sealer and a melamine lacquer that are both brush applied and finally burnished to a high gloss finish with a dry clean lint free cotton cloth. The Lacquer contains a UV inhibitor that slows down the darkening process of some timbers Padauk being one of them, but it only slows it down, it will eventually turn into a dark brown colour. These colour changes of some timbers cannot be stopped only delayed.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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