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I recieved an order for a slimline pen. She requested Padauk but left the hardware finish up to me. She said she trusts my judgement. The only one she didnt want for sure was Black Titanium which is my favorite, lol. This is my first paying customer so I want to get it right. Which finish would be best with Padauk? Help!!

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I recieved an order for a slimline pen. She requested Padauk but left the hardware finish up to me. She said she trusts my judgement. The only one she didnt want for sure was Black Titanium which is my favorite, lol. This is my first paying customer so I want to get it right. Which finish would be best with Padauk? Help!!

You really can't go wrong with any finish with that color wood. The key here is to get a good long lasting plating. If she blew off blk tit. then it tells me she is not inot hard colors and this leaves gold as a sft looking color. Any chromes or silver is a hard color. I would use a good plated gold. Depending on your source of kits. Padauk will darken. Good luck.

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Thanks for the reply. Ive been buying most of my kits from Woodcraft which is, I believe, a Berea reseller. I havnt had any plating issues yet but I just started doing this a couple months ago so I dont have anything out there to see what the long term effects of use are. Would you consider the Berea kits "quality" or should I start shopping someplace else?

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Me personally, I like a shiny silver kit with paduak. PSI rhodium will last forever. She does realize the paduak won't stay red/orange forever right?

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Thanks for the reply. Ive been buying most of my kits from Woodcraft which is, I believe, a Berea reseller. I havnt had any plating issues yet but I just started doing this a couple months ago so I dont have anything out there to see what the long term effects of use are. Would you consider the Berea kits "quality" or should I start shopping someplace else?

I buy berea kits all the time from Bear Tooth Woods. The only kit i ever bought from Woodcraft is the Cambridge hybrid. Which I have since started buying from Timberbits in Aus. Better quality and better kit all around. I never do slimlines so I have nothing to compare kits to.

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This is the last Padauk pen that I did. Sadly enough it was with the black titanium! I really enjoyed this pen, I would think if she(?) wanted a kit she wouldn't want anything dark like that or gun metal. Perhaps Rhodium like the above said?
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Me personally, I like a shiny silver kit with paduak. PSI rhodium will last forever. She does realize the paduak won't stay red/orange forever right?
Probably not. I havnt worked with Padauk before and didnt know that myself. Why color is it going to change too?

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It will eventually turn more brownish after deepening the reddish orange it starts as.

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I'm guessing you couldn't go wrong with gold kit.
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Yep, I think I'm gonna play this one safe and go with gold.

Thanks for the heads up on padauk changing colors over time.

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