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CharlieM1958

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1277 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"


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SPalm

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#1 posted 1277 days ago

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

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Karson

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#2 posted 1277 days ago

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. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 1277 days ago

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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sedcokid

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#4 posted 1277 days ago

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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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 1277 days ago

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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cajunpen

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#6 posted 1277 days ago

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." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 1277 days ago

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

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1277 days ago

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

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 1277 days ago

niiiiiiiiiceeeeee !!!

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

Dennis

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 1277 days ago

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

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 1277 days ago

Nice gloat, Charlie.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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whitedog

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#12 posted 1277 days ago

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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mtkate

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#13 posted 1277 days ago

Drool….

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 1277 days ago

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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tdv

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#15 posted 1277 days ago

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
Trevor

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

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