Bubinga Scraps

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Blog entry by Crushgroovin posted 12-03-2010 12:56 AM 6693 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am the owner of some bubinga that came with the lumber rack I purchased. I have some scraps I was thinking of using for a cutting board. Anyone used bubinga in a board? Haven’t seen it used much so was wondering if there is a reason. Seems very hard and tight grained, is there a toxicity issue with bubinga???



-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 02:04 AM

I have seen one or two bubinga cutting boards before, but not a whole lot because of cost issues. But I know bubinga is an extremley hard wood.


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Roger Gaborski

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 02:18 AM

I’ve made one cutting board with bubinga. I was disappointed when I applied mineral oil. The wood did not absorb the oil uniformly and the result was blotchy. You might want to try a sample first.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 02:54 AM

I made one and it is holding up fine. It took a dark color with the mineral oil and looks good. It is one heavy board. I don’t know about toxicity but I have had it for a while with no consequence.

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 02:59 AM

i think maybe its just because of its expense, but as the other jocks have mentioned..there might be a few issues to consider…but ive used it but not for a cutting board..i love the wood and enjoy making small boxes and such with it…or a inlay…good luck if you do use it and post the cutting board if you use it..i would enjoy seeing it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Scott R. Turner

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 06:18 PM

Bubinga causes allergic reactions in some people.

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 06:42 PM

I checked this chart and it wasn’t listed for toxcity

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 12-03-2010 09:02 PM

Thanks for the link Lew! I forgot about the Shopsmith chart. That is the most complete toxicity chart out there. It’s the only one that shows Purple Heart as Nausea and malaise, which I can verify as I get a very bad reaction from the dust. I have to wear a respirator when I cut or sand it.

I think I am going to use the bubinga for other things like a box or something.

Luckily I just picked up a couple Shop Filtration improvements!

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 09:08 PM

Now a bubinga box that will look great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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