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Blackie_

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514 days ago

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 514 days ago

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 514 days ago

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

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 514 days ago

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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Clint Searl

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#4 posted 514 days ago

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.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Marcus

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#5 posted 514 days ago

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 514 days ago

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 514 days ago

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 Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 514 days ago

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

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 514 days ago

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 514 days ago

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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