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Padauk 3" x 6" x 6"

Item #130978
$19.99
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4.5

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African padauk (pterocarpus soyauxii) central and tropical west Africa. Medium to hard wood, color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown. Padauk is easy to work, though it does have a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Tearout may also occur during planing on quartersawn or interlocked grain. Padauk turns, glues, and finishes well. It’s a popular hardwood among hobbyist woodworkers because of its unique color. Some common uses for Padauk include: veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects. Dimensions are +- 1/8" grain runs with the longest dimension.

  • Unique reddish orange color
  • Turns well
  • Finishes well
  • Padauk, 3" x 6" x 6"


  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

    Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

    Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

    Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.

    Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
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    4.3

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    4.0

    Can be finicky

    By  Steve

    from Orange Park, FL

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Finishes nice

    Cons

    • More sanding on edges

    Best Uses

    Comments about Padauk 3" x 6" x 6" :

    I would definitely use it again to turn future bowls and use my first experience to guide me.

     
    5.0

    Turned box

    By  Ryan M

    from NJ

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Padauk 3" x 6" x 6" :

    I made a turned box with this for mothers day, Sanded to 600 and applied mylands friction polish. Its beautiful.

     
    4.0

    Padauk 3"x6"x6"

    By  R. Guess

    from Amelia Island, Fl

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Cons

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    Comments about Padauk 3" x 6" x 6" :

    Turns well, slightly open grained, beautiful color variation. Using to make turkey pots for slate calls. Resonates very well, takes a nice polish. Also good for knife handles. Cons: color oxidies to darker brown with time.

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