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woodworkerscott

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906 days ago

Need some help guys. Found this board in a pile of old boards and dust. It obviously ages a different color on the surface. I jointed an edge and to my surprise it was an reddish color. It had a mild sweet smell when being cut. I have no idea what this is. I plan on using it in a turning. Anybody got any idea? Any help is appreciated.

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-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 906 days ago

Something obviously went wrong posting your photos because they are tiny. But from what I can see, it looks like padauk.

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

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Durnik150

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#2 posted 906 days ago

Definitely Padauk. Ages to a brown grey if not treated but like you did you uncovered the bright red/orange from underneath. I love that smell as well!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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woodworkerscott

352 posts in 1312 days


#3 posted 906 days ago

I have definitely heard of Padauk, just never used it before today. Thanks for the info guys! I am looking forward to seeing how it turns and finishes.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#4 posted 906 days ago

Yep, it looks like Padauk. Make sure are running your dust collector when you use this. You will get a fine red dusk on everything if you don’t. Especially in your lungs.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 906 days ago

Have fun! It turns very well, and will give you a beautiful result. The downside is that it makes a fine orange dust that gets all over everything and creates quite a mess.

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

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woodworkerscott

352 posts in 1312 days


#6 posted 906 days ago

Man, you’re not kidding. Red dust everywhere, even with the dust collector. Even had red dust in my ears, lol, seriously.
Thanks everyone. I will post my results when I get the project done.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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DS

2074 posts in 918 days


#7 posted 905 days ago

Durnik150, you love that smell??? That’s too funny!
Paduk tastes disgusting! Miserable wood to work with even if it is gorgeous.
I’ll bet you licked the back of the mimiograph handouts in school, didn’t you?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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reggiek

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#8 posted 905 days ago

I’ll second the red dust….it took a few weeks to get the smell out of my DC and air filter. You think you are working on a project on Mars with all the red dust everywhere…..but the wood is striking and great to use as a contrasting wood like purpleheart is….I always keep a few bd ft around for use that way.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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flippedcracker

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#9 posted 903 days ago

if you take off the th_ from the url, you get the full picture.

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bluepaulsky

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#10 posted 899 days ago

yes i agree on all your remarks as i used it for the back and sides of my classical i have just finished take a look at the richness in that wood but well worth it, the red getting every were in your hair on your cloths even when washed it comes out pink lol i have posted the guitar

-- pgray

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