|Forum topic by CharlieM1958||posted 1138 days ago||1510 views||0 times favorited||39 replies|
1138 days ago
A friend of mine named Gary E. is a fellow woodworker, and a lurker here at Lumberjocks. He does great work, so I don’t know why I can’t convince him to sign up and join us on a regular basis.
Anyway, he was lucky enough to come into possession of a large quantity of padauk that had been stashed away in a contractor’s garage for quite some time. Being the kind of guy he is, he asked me to stop by his shop so he could give me some.
Now I’ve worked with small pieces of padauk before, but to see so much in one place was pretty amazing. He gave me five rough-sawn boards totaling between 15-20 bf, and I ran them through the planer this morning. What you see below is straight out of the planer. No mineral spirits…no nothing… just nature at its finest! The last photo is what it all looked like before planing. This one piece is pretty twisted, so I’ll probably cut it into small pieces for turning.
Like I said… it’s good to have friends!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"