Small Wormy Panga-Panga Tray

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Project by Ted posted 709 days ago 700 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I threw this together this morning, using up most of the lighter stock of some 1/4” strips of worm eaten panga-panga. I still have a lot of darker stock, which I’m contemplating making a larger version of this tray, to make a set. Actually, I think I will. I’ll post the set later. :)

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#1 posted 708 days ago

A good looking tray. Panga-panga sounds like an interesting wood to use.

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#2 posted 708 days ago

It’s hard to tell the dark wood from Wenge since I cut off most of the light wood.

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#3 posted 706 days ago

I really like this tray, the wood adds so much character to this piece, nicely done. How is panga panga to work with? I’ve never used it before but I love the way it looks and will add that to my shopping list.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 692 days ago

Hi Martin, sorry I didn’t reply till now.. didn’t know you posted. It’s not hard to work with, very similar to Wenge, it’s splintery and will split easily if you nail too close to the edge without pre-drilling. It has a lot of silicone in it, so some finishes might not work out too well. My supplier tells me lacquer might turn blotchy.

My supplier had this worm eaten Panga set aside for another customer who asked to let him know if they get any. Customer never replied or came to get it, so I was glad to take it off his hands. Don’t remember what it cost, but it wasn’t terrible expensive or anything.

I just finished posting the original projects from this batch of wood, which I uncovered in my workshop today – a mirror and a set of candle sconces. Take a look…

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