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PostPosted: 28 Jun 2017, 12:12 
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Just cutting some bowl blanks and this popped out....

Could it be Padauk?

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Could be, impossible to be precise but that certainly looks like freshly sawn Padauk colour and the unmachined surfaces also look like Padauk that's had a few years to age. Padauk often smells very slightly warm and spicy, a bit like cinnamon.


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yes looks like padauk, hopefully you won't have a reaction like I did, I can't go anywhere near the stuff.

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I was very 'spicy' smelling.

I wondered if it was an irritant, it certainly looked like it made horrible dust.

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^^^ as Custard - it has quite a noticeable smell. I've not found it irritant, though.


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Yes another for Padauk.


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+1 for Padauk.

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Thanks peeps.... Another dumb question, any idea what it turns like?

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"Common Uses: Veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects."

http://www.wood-database.com/african-padauk/

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Or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterocarpus_dalbergioides - not that there's much info there.
http://www.wood-database.com/andaman-padauk/


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NazNomad wrote:
Thanks peeps.... Another dumb question, any idea what it turns like?


Cindy Drozda used some in the construction of her 'fabulous finial box' if I remember correctly (cos she pronounced it oddly and it stuck in my mind), so its probably a good 'turner'.

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Turned quite a bit of it some 11 years ago.

300mm dia.
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305mm dia.
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295mm dia.
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Don't keep it in harsh sunlight conditions, I've recently seen some little posts that I made lids for with off-cuts and they look More Brown than red now, been standing on a window sill.


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The stuff I've turned is not African - it was from furniture imported from Hong Kong in the '90s - and turns very nicely.


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nev wrote:
Cindy Drozda used some in the construction of her 'fabulous finial box' if I remember correctly (cos she pronounced it oddly and it stuck in my mind).


It's pronounced "padook". Another timber that often causes problems in Wenge, which is pronounced wen-ghee or wen-gay with a hard "g", not wenje or wen-jee with a soft "g".

On the subject of pronunciation, in the North (where I first learnt cabinet making) cornice is generally cor-niss, but in the South it's often cor-niece which to my ear always sounds a bit affected.


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Blimey Chas, set the bar a bit higher for me whydontchya. :-D

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