Padauk 3" x 6" x 6"
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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...
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- Unique reddish orange color
- Turns well
- Finishes well
- Padauk, 3" x 6" x 6"
Can be finicky
I would definitely use it again to turn future bowls and use my first experience to guide me.
I made a turned box with this for mothers day, Sanded to 600 and applied mylands friction polish. Its beautiful.
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.