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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 01-29-2011 11:18 PM 2253 views 0 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2011 11:18 PM

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"

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 11:25 PM

Wow. I need to find more friends.
Those are just gorgeous.
Ok, I am pouting now,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 11:32 PM

That is some mighty fi9ne looking wood.

Great friend Charlie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 11:39 PM

Oh baby, that a real wood gloat if i ever seen one…I like working with Paduak the orange color is eye popping candy. It nice to have friends who like to share there good fortunes….Enjoy your treasure Gary looking forward in seeing some beautiful projects…BC

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 11:55 PM

Wow!!! It must be nice to have friends would give you not sell you this beautiful Paduak. It sure is pretty with that Orange color grain!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 01-30-2011 12:06 AM

You know Charlie, that lumber looks familiar. I had 5 pieces just like it that seemed to have disappeared. I particularly remember the twisted one, I liked that one a lot.

That pile would make a great Crawdadery. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#6 posted 01-30-2011 12:14 AM

You are a lucky man Charlie. My next piece of free wood will be my very first :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 01-30-2011 12:17 AM

Great quality wood gloat well done! even though I am a little jealous LOL AListair

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#8 posted 01-30-2011 12:42 AM

Nice move Charlie!! I would have gone too :-)) Plans? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 01-30-2011 12:46 AM

niiiiiiiiiceeeeee !!!

with freinds like that who needs enemy´s …LOL
you are a lucky man Charlie congrat´s


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#10 posted 01-30-2011 12:46 AM

Roger, you would like the twisted piece! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 01-30-2011 12:52 AM

Nice gloat, Charlie.

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#12 posted 01-30-2011 01:00 AM

Maybe you should take that twisted piece back and demand a better one… that looks like some pretty wood.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#14 posted 01-30-2011 01:42 AM

very pretty wood … now you need to make something Got any plans or ideas?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 01-30-2011 01:50 AM

Oooh! you jammy beggar (Yorkshire speak for lucky man) Yesterday I just bought a board of nice Padauk rather like your pictures it was 1 1/4” x 8” x 8 foot long & it cost me £42 about $66
Still I don’t begrudge you it Charlie you’re a nice guy just don’t forget to post the resultant project
Best regards

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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