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Forum topic by kipperdude1 posted 05-12-2014 01:29 AM 974 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2014 01:29 AM

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Hi guys I need some help, I have been asked to turn a salad bowl that has a “Retro look” red and whitish was how it was stated to me I was thinking Maple for the “white” but I need some ideas for the “red” any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 03:08 AM

Cherry is always nice!

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 05:02 AM

I would suggest Carob or even Purple Heart.

With Carob, the younger the wood the more red it is.


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#3 posted 05-12-2014 12:46 PM

try some padauk or cardinal wood.

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 03:22 PM

thanks I was thinking maybe Cherry, but the padauk is a good thought

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 04:29 PM

Just remember that the padauk will age to a deep burgundy.
Beautiful wood, but it will get an oily sanding dust EVERYWHERE.


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#6 posted 05-13-2014 02:47 AM

Padauk turns nicely but yeah, it’s messy. It can also bleed into the maple which has happened to me a number of times.

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#7 posted 05-13-2014 04:17 AM

The only issue that concerns me, that if you have any sensitivity to it, as Padauk is a known irritant, sensitizer, possible could cause nausea. If you are going to use Padauk wear appropriate protection (I don’t mean a condom) and use good dust collection.

I would go with cherry!

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