Setting for wenge?

#21

Wenge is pronounced wing-gay and is an endangered wood species according to the Red List.

Padauk is pronounced pah-dook.

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#22

It might be a regional thing, but around here I’ve heard wenge pronounced as “when-gay”

For Padauk, I think we say that one the same way depending on how you pronounce pah. Is it pah as in the pa from paw? Or pah as in the pa sound from pat? Or closer to puh? (I love the variances in the english language *sarcasm). I typically pronounce it closer to the pa sound from pat Pah-dook (closest analogy I can think of at the moment is how you vocalize the the pink panther anthem).

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#23

ROFL! Never would have guessed pa-dook! (I was mentally pronouncing it pa-doc or pa-dow.)

I like pa-dook much better! :smile:

Thanks guys!

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#24

I’ve been wondering about sustainability of some of these woods. What’s this red list? Got a url?

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#25

It’s puh (after your note I realize it’s not clear that pah is necessarily pronounced that way) :slight_smile:

Yeah, we’re famous for mucking with the pronunciation of things. I don’t think people look up words much when encountering them the first time and just wing it from the way they’re spelled.

It’s an international org centered around nature conservancy. Here’s their website: http://www.iucnredlist.org/

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#26

Puhdook, puhdook, puhdook puhdook puhdook…(now the PP song is firmly stuck in there.) :wink:

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#27

you’re welcome (Think Moana… :wink: )

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#28

Even though I knew it had to be wrong, I had settled on “pad-uh-wak.” Just because. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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#29

I just hand the boards to the checkout guy and say “these please”. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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#30

Hello,

Is Wenge even safe to laser cut? According to this post it is perhaps not? https://www.reddit.com/r/lasercutting/comments/75giuc/laser_cutting_wenge/

I have a project with some thin Wenge veneer I want to cut.

Thanks.

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