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Padauk Box and Plate

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Project by TrBlu posted 1184 days ago 1078 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a nicely variated Padauk board at the lumber store. So far it has yielded a nice box and plate.

This is the first box I made, other that rough shop storage.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim





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christopheralan

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#1 posted 1184 days ago

Beautiful! I love working with padauk!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 1184 days ago

They both look great and you got to have all of that nice Padauk saw dust in your shop! I mad quite a few plates like this a few years ago. I liked how easy it was to turn. They made nice presents for cheese plates.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1184 days ago

Nice projects. I just bought some padauk 2 days ago and have never used it before. I look forward to working with it within the nexr few days. It appears a bit more orange colored than I personally like but I understand it will turn to a more reddish color after sealing.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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skippyland

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#4 posted 1184 days ago

Boy, you sure found some great padauk there! Don’y you just love that super fine dust it makes?? Ha! It’s all worth it when you put the oil to it. Good lookin’ bax!

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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mcoyfrog

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#5 posted 1183 days ago

Paduak is my FAV but the grain on this one is fan-tabulous…. very nice..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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TrBlu

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#6 posted 1183 days ago

Thank you for all the kind words. I add a picture of the remainder of the board, with the box and plate, so you can compare the contrast of the unfinished wood.

Funny thing: When I went to purchase this piece of lumber, the owner took a $1 per board foot off the price, because it had so much sap wood.

I picked it up because of the sap wood.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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