scottp55 wrote:Yep Doug....I was just looking at the two Padauk boards I bought from you 3(4?) years ago, that I kept wrapped in your plastic in a back bedroom sandwiched between 2 bigger Chestnut boards.
Almost the only room in hose without direct sunlight, and the ARE redder than the Ocooch Padauk, but I've never cut into them.
There are 3 different Padauks;
I think Ocooch carries African, and by pics..perhaps yours are Andaman?
Pretty sure UV is the culprit, as I was reading many bar/pool hall/man cave signs still had original color(and even high end 30yr old pool cues kept in cases and used in pool halls that looked original color.
My house and shop get direct sunlight almost all the time, and you can see in the stack of Ocooch I have where the boards weren't aligned exactly, the color change on the edges and where tips of wood were exposed. I always called the color "Salmon" when first cut, after the salmon that gets the lightest smoke treatment and gets shipped mainly to NY for lox(Nova Scotians prefer it smoked for another 2-3 days and it much darker red in the two smokehouses I wandered across)
Ocooch certainly LOOKS orangish/reddish when first cut from Ocooch stock....
makes me want to take a surfacing cut on one of yours that has gotten cupped even with 4 boards on top of it.
Think yours just may be a redder variation of heartwood....like you get when you order a bunch of Bloodwood? (The deep red Bloodwoods you save for special projects!!)
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