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Steve MItchell
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Has any one ever
Jul 11th, 2017 at 8:50pm
 
Hi I was looking at some exotic wood on line and came across Padauk. Has anyone ever done turning with this and how does it finish? Thanks
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Reply #1 - Jul 11th, 2017 at 9:45pm
 
One of the top ten over rated woods. Will turn brown over time. Try color stable chakte viga or use dyes.
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Reply #2 - Jul 11th, 2017 at 10:35pm
 
Rodger that, good to know appreciate your time
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Reply #3 - Jul 11th, 2017 at 11:44pm
 
Definitely over rated.  Turns easily, but +1 on turning brown... Fast.  One other problem.  I turned some in the winter so I was wearing a sweatshirt.  It stained the sweat shirt red.  It also stained my shirt underneath, and my undershirt. If that wasn't enough, it stained my skin, and took two days for it to wear off.  It is no wonder they used to use it for coloring lipstick.   Sheesh!

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Reply #4 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 8:45am
 
Most of the "colored" woods will lose or change a certain degree of their vibrant "fresh-cut" color over time. Padauk is no different in this way, although there are methods to help slow this process. Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
As for it's working properties, there are no significant challenges.
It can be a sensitizer, check a wood toxicity chart before using any unfamiliar exotic.
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Reply #5 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 10:57am
 
Finishes wonderfully...I concur with the others that it can be a bit of a mess to work with as well as what Ed commented on with respects to air quality.  Speaking directly to finishing, however, I've found it relatively easy to produce a clean surface and the wood reciprocates with a warm lustor.
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