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07-16-2014 05:06 PM

The board in the picture is one of two I have been holding onto for 20 years. I have forgotten what it is. Can someone ID it for me. Fresh planed it is a killer orange color.

Is there anyway to preserve the fresh planed color?

Thanks


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#1 posted 07-16-2014 05:09 PM

I don’t know, but I’ll throw in a WAG of cumaru.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 05:11 PM

Looks like mahogany to me, I could be wrong but the color and the grain looks right.

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 05:11 PM

Sure looks like a variety of mahogany to me. Edit: looks like Lloyd and I posted at the same time!

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 05:13 PM

We must have.

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#5 posted 07-16-2014 05:48 PM

Not mahogany. The pictures do not do orange justice. When I say bright I mean bright orange. I’ve used mahogany and it is nothing like this. This stuff is wicked hard, and a witch to work.

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#6 posted 07-16-2014 05:51 PM

padauk?

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#7 posted 07-16-2014 05:56 PM

Forgot to mention I seem to remember it was from Africa. Honestly that is all I remember. I was just perusing google images. Could it be Bubinga?

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#8 posted 07-16-2014 05:59 PM

bloodwood?

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#9 posted 07-16-2014 06:18 PM

Joe has it. Paduak. That orange is a dead giveaway. Does it smell pleasant when cutting? Like vanilla?

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#10 posted 07-16-2014 06:24 PM

I would guess Paduak too, haven’t worked with any for some time, but I do remember being fairly bright orange when freshly cut. Preserving the color could be tough, air and sunlight both work toward making it more of a dark purple. You could try to seal the wood with poly quickly after your project is completed and keep it somewhere dark maybe.

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#11 posted 07-16-2014 06:26 PM

Ok, I will go with Paduak. How to I lock in the Orange and keep it from oxidising to the darker brownish red.

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#12 posted 07-16-2014 06:33 PM

Padouk, also called vermillion.

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#13 posted 07-16-2014 06:46 PM

See learn something everyday

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#14 posted 07-16-2014 06:50 PM

Man, I always get these wrong :(

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#15 posted 07-16-2014 07:43 PM

Putting a good UV protecting coat on it will keep it orange longer, but it will eventually turn dark like the way you found it.

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