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    Default J. Wolstenholm in Padauk

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    This was the first blade I tried to restore (hand sanding) and I ended up going over it so many times to get a mirror finish I ruined most of the detail of the angles in the tang. Unfortunately none of the surfaces you might expect to be flat, were. Everything had a frustrating irregular concave or convex. I'm happy with it though. I had to use three layers of tape and it still set up a huge bevel. Looking forward to using it soon.

    The camera doesn't capture the "magic" of the Paduak with tung oil finish. It really is iridescent and shifts from a bright orange from one angle to a deep red with amber grain lines on the other.

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    Very nice. I have some padauk that I have been wanting to use and after seeing this I might have to make sure to use it. I like how it changes at different angles.
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    I'm currently refurbishing a razor with padauk and it's fast becoming one of my favorite woods. It's easy to work and very cheerful.
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    Very nice job and good attention to detail. You can tell you put in some time on this. Scales seem to fit the razor well.
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    Beautiful. I think I need to pick up some padauk and give that a shot for my next restore.
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    I made a dashboard for a street rod out of padauk. The problem with it was that UV light made it fade to a dark reddish brown - not at all the lovely red it was when it was freshly sanded. That shouldn't be a problem for razor scales, as long as you don't leave them outdoors in the sun -LOL. Very nice work, by the way.

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    I've been hoping that getting the wood sealed up with CA might help keep my scales red. On the other hand, the padauk handles on my Fretz hammers are fairly brown and still look good.

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