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Diggerjacks

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11-19-2013 07:36 PM

Hello
I have 2 questions on the padduck

Is the padduck particular dangerous for the health ?

If not can we use it to making a cutting board ?

Thanks for your responses

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit


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Bill White

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 07:50 PM

No.
Yes.
Padauk (proper spelling) is a hard, oily wood that machines and finishes well. The dust from sanding is almost “greasy”.
The bright orange/red color will fade to a deep maroon with age no matter what finish is applied.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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johnintecumseh

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 08:24 PM

Padauk is o.k. if you use a ‘valve’ mask when cutting and sanding. it is not easy to vacuum. I use it a lot on segmented turnings. safety should always be no.1. keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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Roger

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 12:23 AM

I don’t have an answer to your questions, but, I chimed in to see what everyone has to say. Thnx for your post, Jack.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 01:47 AM

Some people are allergic to different woods, but I don’t think padauk has a particularly bad reputation for this. It does have a rather spicy aroma which some folks find irritating.

As has been mentioned, machining it creates a very fine, powdery sawdust which is quite easy to inhale if you don’t wear a mask. It also clings to you, your clothing, and your shoes, and will make quite a mess if you’re not careful.

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

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Jimbo4

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 03:15 AM

Charlie has the words in all the right places. This stuff is beautiful, but really messy. Took me a week to clean all the dust out of my shop.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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Rick M.

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 04:10 AM

Essentially every finish will cause it to bleed red into neighboring wood so be careful when pairing it with a light colored species.

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 04:51 AM

After sanding or cutting all your tools and shop will look like it is covered with rust.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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FaTToaD

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 01:52 PM

I second Rick’s statement about it bleeding into neighboring woods. Be careful putting it next to light colored woods like maple.

-- David

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descolada

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#9 posted 11-20-2013 03:44 PM

I swore the stuff off after it made my nostrils burn and I spent hours cleaning the gummy sawdust off all my tools. Too bad the stuff looks so nice that I broke my promise to myself. Definitely wear a good dust mask and be prepared for the clean-up task before you move to something else.

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Diggerjacks

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#10 posted 11-20-2013 06:00 PM

Hello

Thanks to all for yours responses

Sorry if I don’t use the right word.

I like the color of this wood, the constrast with another wood is really nice.

Thanks for your comments and your advices

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 11-20-2013 08:10 PM

I have yet to see the “bleeding” into adjacent light colored woods as I made these “candle holders”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/45754 out of padauk and poplar a number of years ago and have not exhibited this problem!

They were finished with clear lacquer.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Rick M.

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#12 posted 11-20-2013 08:50 PM

The solvents/oils in the finish will dissolve the red. You can take a piece of padauk and rub it with linseed oil and there will be red on the rag. I made some dye by soaking padauk chips in lacquer thinner. A few others have said before they never experienced the red bleed… I have no answer for that. Maybe not all paduak bleeds? Maybe I have fake paduak that someone dyed, haha.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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