The Little Sister...#2 of the Wenge & Padauk Duo

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Project by longgone posted 06-09-2013 11:04 PM 2238 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is what I created from the last photo I posted with the Wenge & Padauk box the other day.
I definitely need to get more Wenge and Padauk. I have used the last boards I had to make the 2 boxes and it is a wood combination I really like.
The size is 11×7x4 and the bottom is lined with an awesome piece of alligator leather hide. The bottom photos came out really crappy because of the contrast with the wood and I really need to set up my photo cube outside and hope for better photos The box is sealed with my usual lacquer finish.

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#1 posted 06-09-2013 11:08 PM

You are the king of texture. Its like a chocolate cake w/red icing! mmmmmn good!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 06-09-2013 11:21 PM

Sorry I missed the last one Greg. This combination is dynamite.
You definitely have to get more.
They are two of my favourites but for some reason I don’t seem to have combined them yet.
Oh yes the workmanship is great too…...... Of course!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 06-09-2013 11:22 PM

They both look very dynamic :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#4 posted 06-09-2013 11:29 PM

Awesome beauty. Your texture is reached a whole new level.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 12:53 AM

Beautiful as usual. That wenge looks black with finish on it in both of these boxes. Is it really that black or is that a photo artifact? It didn’t look that black in the uncarved/unfinished box.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 06-10-2013 01:23 AM

Thomas…the king of texture? I laughed when I heard that…but thanks…!

Paul…it is interesting how different woods can sit in the shop for so long before being combined. I have used both numerous times but never together until now and it is two woods that I will definitely combine again.

Randy…thanks…it is always a challenge.

Monte…experimenting with the textures has been fun and it also adds a bit of variety to have at the shows.

Andy…the Wenge is actually quite close to the colors in the photos after the lacquer was applied. I was hoping to maintain the brown color at first but after seeing the near black color I really started to like it more and more.

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#7 posted 06-10-2013 01:31 AM

Sweet, I love Paduak too

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

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#8 posted 06-10-2013 01:55 AM

Greg, you’ve hit the nail on the head with this one. The wood combinations are exquisite. And I REALLY like the texture pattern in this one. You knocked this one out of the park. It’s been about 2 weeks since I’ve prused my LJ notices. I’ll have to go back and look at your other ones. I’m sure they are winners too.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 06-10-2013 01:59 AM

The truth even if it is funny will set you free. :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 06-10-2013 08:42 AM

Wow, what a big difference in the before and after pictures. Very nice

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 06-10-2013 01:51 PM

Those 2 woods are very kool together. Nice builds, as always, Greg

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 06-10-2013 02:54 PM

mcfrog…I am going to the lumberyard tomorrow to get more Padauk and wenge…It definitely is a nice wood once you get past the orange dust…

rance…thanks…! The aged and textured look have opened up many new design ideas for me and it sure keeps every moment in the shop exciting…

Hawaiilad…I guess the before photos help..when I can remember to take them…I usually get so excited when I start a new box that I just jump into the carving and tune all other thoughts out.

Roger…much appreciated…My wife and I will be in the St James Court show in the fall. Stop by if you can..I believe that it is in your neck of the woods…I like your new line of leaf masks…

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#13 posted 06-10-2013 06:24 PM

hee hee the orange dust, One day i was out in the shop running some paduak thru the planer and didn’t brush myself off so good before I came in to use the facilities, well the wife was getting kind of irritated with the kids later that night about who dumped over her poupouri and didn’t fess up. I finally realized what happen and had to fess up myself. Next time I made sure i dusted off good.

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

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