|Forum topic by jusfine||posted 199 days ago||699 views||0 times favorited||39 replies|
199 days ago
Below are photos of the three samples I placed beside a freshly planed piece of beech which will will be the main lumber for my bench. I am looking for a contrasting color for the dovetail end caps, leg vise, maybe the dogs, deadman, etc.
Thanks for sharing your opinions, it may influence which direction I will lean… listed in no particular order.
Option 1 – Freshly milled piece of Padauk – the color will darken and end up a rich burnt orange / brown
Option 2 – Purpleheart – color will be brighter purple to start with, then fade to a browner hue.
Option 3 – Cherry – color will darken with age, more like the cherry handle color on the plane.
I will be buying the material, and only need about 20-30 board feet, so not too worried about the price, so don’t factor that into your decision, or if you have other options you like, I would like to hear them too!
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