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Forum topic by Betsy posted 03-27-2008 02:59 AM 1006 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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03-27-2008 02:59 AM

Would you pair oak and paduak? It would be the main box body of oak and a small strip of paduak. I’ve got this thin strip that I’ve been hanging onto and thought I would use it on this box. But since I need Garanimals to match clothes I thought I’d ask your opinions.

Thanks

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#1 posted 03-27-2008 03:26 AM

For small trim pieces paduak would be look nice. I wouldn’t go half and half.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-27-2008 03:34 AM

Thanks Gary – it’s only 1/8” inch paduak. (2” oak sides).

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 03-27-2008 03:35 AM

That would look good. I would just use a little.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-27-2008 04:09 AM

Be careful that the paduak doesn’t “bleed” into the oak. Oak being very open pored leaves lots of little spaces for the paduak dust to gather in.

Lee

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#5 posted 03-27-2008 05:08 AM

And that bleeding will be exacerbated if you use shellac/lacquer (read solvent based finish). Alcohol and lacquer thinner pull that orange in and spread it around. You should probably consider BLO or tung oil, or a waterborne finish with these two woods in combination.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 03-27-2008 05:40 AM

When I’ve seen contrasting wood combos, which can be fantastic, it was best done with a small amount of contrast, maybe 20:1 ratio.

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#7 posted 03-27-2008 06:01 AM

That sounds like a great combination, Betsy.

Oh, and I’ve often thought they should make a whole line of Men’s Garanimals for dress shirts and ties and suits.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#8 posted 03-27-2008 10:50 AM

Looking forward to seeing the project. It sounds good.

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