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My first time using bubinga--A pair of sandwich boards and matching cutting board.

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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 08-12-2013 06:11 PM 1606 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a piece of bubinga friday and spent my free time over the weekend making this cutting board and two sandwich boards. Other than the tear-out on the bubinga, I found it to be relatively easy to work with and highly rewarding when oiling (my favorite part of the whole process). the most frustrating part of this project were the sandwich boards. There were tiny little cracks in the maple i used and when i went to round over the edges with the router, a huge piece chipped off. So, back to the table saw they went. I cut of the damaged part, re-rounded the corners on the band saw and routed again. I have a wine glass holder in the garage with it’s second coat of poly on it. I’ll post a picture of all three when it is dry.

I love the contrast of the padauk and yellowheart along the sides of the bubinga. Reminds me of a mans shirt… or maybe just a shirt my husband would wear.

Enjoy!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 06:16 PM

nice design, although bubinga being a vulnerable specie, I would personally prefer to see being used in projects other than cutting boards… (no offence, just putting it out there)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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JoesBetterHalf

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 06:26 PM

Thanks. I probably won’t use more than the piece I bought the other day. I’m sure I won’t make much of an impact on the future availability of bubinga.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 08:42 PM

The slip match on the sandwich board on the bottom looks amazing. The tiger maple in the cutting board looks great too.

And yes, I would totally wear a shirt like that because I have impeccable taste

Lev, I agree but it would be very cost prohibitive to work with bubinga on a larger scale. I have used bubinga veneer quite a bit though. Waterfall bubinga is probably the prettiest wood grain I have ever seen.

-- https://pinepointwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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BTimmons

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 09:02 PM

Very pretty boards. I think it’s cool that you work together as a couple. My wife is the opposite of interested in what I do. Not only that, but I have to repeatedly remind her that I’m a woodworker and not a carpenter, and yes, there’s a big difference between the two.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 09:12 PM

Joe, I agree on the Bubinga waterfall prettiness. you should also look up ‘amboyna burl’ – another quite amazing look – mostly for smaller projects though. as for the Bubinga use – I don’t necessarily think a “larger scale” project is necessary. just different application (if that makes sense).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 09:12 PM

Nice boards, would be a lovely addition to any kitchen!
Keep up the good work, I see some furniture in your future!
Dale

-- Smitty

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lumberjoe

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 11:16 PM

I like amboyna bur, but it’s a little “busy” for me. I think it looks awesome in turnings though. We still have quite a bit if bubinga left. I’m tempted to resaw it into veneer.

-- https://pinepointwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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JoesBetterHalf

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#8 posted 08-12-2013 11:19 PM

You said you wouldn’t touch the bubinga!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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#9 posted 08-13-2013 04:31 PM

i love the color contrasts great boards

-- greg indiana

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#10 posted 08-14-2013 03:00 AM

love those color combo’s good job

-- wiser1934, new york

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