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Forum topic by metroplexchl posted 10-03-2017 04:03 AM 1104 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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metroplexchl

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10-03-2017 04:03 AM

So I want to turn a segmented Halloween bowl for my parents who always enjoy the kids coming around each year. I was thinking some African Ebony with some Bodark/Orange Osage but my orange osage isn’t very orange. Any thoughts on what a good wood would be for this?

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 04:53 AM

Leave OO in the sun for a little while and you can get a rusty/brown/orange color. It can represent fall, but it doesn’t look like a classic orange.

Padauk can start orange-ish. Over time it will not end up that way.

If you want classic orange, get a dye.

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 11:44 AM

Chinaberry is naturally a pinkish orange and when finished with varnish or shellac, it will be a light orangish color.

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 12:10 PM

My osage orange is yellow. Lol

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 12:25 PM

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#5 posted 10-03-2017 01:34 PM

Any of the natural orange colored woods will not stay that way as they age. Osage orange tuns a yucky brown over time. I recommend using a dye like Transtint or the above mentioned product from Amazon.

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metroplexchl

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#6 posted 10-03-2017 11:24 PM

Thank you all for the tips! It looks like I should go with a dye. I wonder though, if OO turns a darker ugly color, will it turn over time into a dark ugly color with some weird orange dye in it? :-)

Also, anyone played around with those super richly colored/dyed plywoods like you see on rifle stocks?

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#7 posted 10-03-2017 11:38 PM

Chakte Viga is quite orange. Here’s a salt cellar I made from some.

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metroplexchl

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#8 posted 10-03-2017 11:44 PM

That’s a beautiful orange….did it stay orange?

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#9 posted 10-04-2017 12:00 AM

It didn’t change color at all. It doesn’t get much UV where it’s located though, so I’m not sure if that would change it.

Here’s what it looks like today. I shot this one in a natural light coming in through the garage door and used a grey card to adjust the white balance. The previous one was taken under warmer incandescent light. It’s beautiful wood. Great chatoyance.

Edit: Here is the blurb from the Woodworker’s Source page for chakte viga: “You’ll love the natural and wonderful vivid orange color of Chakte Viga in your decorative projects. As it ages, expect the color to deepen without losing its unique orange tone. The wood is about as hard and dense as American birch, and takes a beautiful polish with little effort.”

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metroplexchl

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#10 posted 10-04-2017 12:24 AM

Man oh man I think I found my orange wood y’all! Woot woot!

-- What ever you do, be good at it. -Abe Lincoln

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#11 posted 10-04-2017 04:09 AM

You’re welcome.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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