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Blackie_

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02-25-2013 11:13 AM

I’ve seen it spelled both ways so I’m guessing they are both correct spelling but I am curious how it came to have two different spellings and is one more prominent (set in stone per say) then the other?

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 11:23 AM

When I Google each of them, Google corrects it to padauk. That’s the most i can tell you.

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 11:34 AM

To make it more complex, we also know it as padoek. See: AF

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 11:44 AM

Dutchy, that appears to be in a different language? Which could understandably be spelt different, the two I was referring to are in the English language.

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 12:58 PM

Regardless of how it’s spelled, its nasty red saw dust gets on everything, and the color of the wood darkens to an unattractive deep purple brown. I worked it once; that was enough.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 01:12 PM

I’ll agree with Clint, it’s a mess to work with. The dust is a very powder and it just sticks to everything. I personally like the color of it as it ages though.

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#6 posted 02-25-2013 01:14 PM

It’s even harder to pronouce. I was used to saying it as Padowk but my supplier corrected me to Paduke. He may be influenced by his strong southern accent, though. Either way, as Clint points out, beware of the fine red dust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 02-25-2013 03:01 PM

Thanks guys… for the lesson. I’ll avoid it for the above mentioned reasons. I use Corian and it makes a mess but cleans off stuff well!...........Thanks, Jim

Padauk is the correct English spelling….....I think the ou is used because it is pronounced that way..like “group”!

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 02-25-2013 03:07 PM

I have always seen it spelled Padauk (pa-dook).

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#9 posted 02-25-2013 03:30 PM

Ditto “padauk” and pronounced pa-dook.

Yes the dust is a mess and gets on/in everything. But it is a beautiful wood and works nicely. I think it ages well.

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

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 02-25-2013 03:59 PM

Well it’s to late for me I saw it in the slot at the lumber yard and thought well now I need some of that but I only bought one board and have only worked just a tad bit of it so far just a 4” x 4” piece that’s it and I did noticed the mess.

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