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JohanB
03-04-04, 02:13 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. Anyway, i have some pieces of redwood. Got some of a friend. I have never used it, and i wonder if someone have experience with this wood?? Like how it acts on oil etc. And how does the final handle looks like???

Hoping for some answers...

MushiSushi
03-04-04, 05:30 PM
about all I can tell you on redwood is ........ it's red

but seriously ..... European redwood or Californian redwood (sequoia)? .. both work well to a fine finish .. sequoia is resistant to decay

Here's some pics

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/redwood.htm

Colin KC
03-04-04, 11:25 PM
The stage is acomin' on over the hill. Any help?;)

Colin KC
03-04-04, 11:25 PM
Oooops, I thought you said Deadwood:rolleyews::sillytolin:

bagman
04-04-04, 06:52 AM
Oooops, I thought you said Deadwood:rolleyews::sillytolin: :twak: :rolleyes: ;)

Dave Barker
05-04-04, 07:29 AM
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. Anyway, i have some pieces of redwood. Got some of a friend. I have never used it, and i wonder if someone have experience with this wood?? Like how it acts on oil etc. And how does the final handle looks like???

Hoping for some answers...

I have used it a few times Johan.

it acts a bit like thuya in a way. It splinters quite easilly when being worked with hand tools. The burl is absolutely fantastic if you get a really good piece.

As for finish, well like any wood this depends on how thorough you are in the sanding work you do, and to what grit paper you finish to. In oil it darkens somewhat ( again depending on the oil) but can give a 3d effect too.

I like it, I have a bit at home that I had forgotten about too.. thanks for reminding me!

;)

hootchi
21-04-04, 02:40 PM
Is the redwood a type of pine? I have a feeling that it is and so what is the grain like

Dave Barker
22-04-04, 08:07 AM
Is the redwood a type of pine? I have a feeling that it is and so what is the grain like


I am not sure, but as i understand it it is protected in some areas of the US and can only be cut down by special order.

Here it is not that common, but it is a fantastic wood to word.. It is a hard wood and the normal precautions should be taken when working it, especially with power tools :aargh4: :rant: as the dust becomes very fine and is respirable ( meaning it aint all of it that comes out!)

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ZDP-189
22-04-04, 08:43 AM
Dave, powertools are not the work of the Devil.

;)

Dave Barker
22-04-04, 08:44 AM
Dave, powertools are not the work of the Devil.

;)

No.... well maybe not all. i mean I do have a battery drill??? ( there see you broke me ZED :crying:)

but eerrrmmmm i'll shuddup :tapedshut