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buginga slab projects #1: ITS HERE!!!!!!!

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 01-07-2010 01:16 AM 2743 reads 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well the big slab of Bubinga i ordered is finally here! The slab itself is a nice 6/4×41” x 100” piece of waterfall bubinga. sorry for the pictures not being so great. especially the ones for the figure.

believe me i am sooo excited to cut this up and i would right now but it really needs to acclimate. I got the wood from Good Hope Hardwoods down in Pennsylvania. Its a great little business and they have some wonderful lumber too!! if you’re looking for a slab or even a nice flitch i would highly suggest checking them out. Very nice people too they are very helpful!!!

So out of this slab i am planning to get two projects. The first one is a big 32 or 36” pie crust table.

The second project is a nice little tea table. I have always wanted to build a tea table and i think this bubinga will make a beautiful one.

Then I am also planning on making a nice spice chest. These picture are of one made by fellow Jock acanthuscarver.

I’ve always loved the spice chest ever since i saw Steve Latta’s spice chest in FWW. I like this one much much better though. Nothing agains Steve Latta’s but i love the spanish feet on this as well as the little drawers. I’m planning on going to Downes and Reader and getting some regular straight grained Bubinga and using this slab for the drawer fronts. The coolest thing about this is that since the slab is 6/4 i can slice a strong 1/2” piece off of the rails of the tea table and get some drawer fronts out of that. after that if i have some Bubinga left over possibly I’ll make some veneer when i get a drum sander or even little drawer fronts for another project. So I’ll probably post again when i start to cut this up. See you guys then!!!

here’s the video

http://teenagewoodworker.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/big-bubinga-slab/



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 01:21 AM

Dude – I hate you…

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 01:40 AM

Me too.

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 01:40 AM

But I’ll be watching for sure. Make sure to take lots of photos along the way.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 01:45 AM

Yeah, I’ll be watching you too… and hating…

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 01:46 AM

oh i will im taking some videos too…. Todd if you hate me now just wait until i get my shipment from Lee Valley next week as welll as my Oneida dust collector. My parents are finally letting me put money into my business to get ready for the Woodworking Expo in boston where i will be showcasing my furniture :))))

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 01:47 AM

hahah

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 01:47 AM

damn

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 01:50 AM

exciting stuff…looks great…those planned projects look wonderful!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 01:52 AM

if you guys check back in about 20 minutes I’ll post the link to a video I’m uploading now. It gives you a better view of the piece and the figure.

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#10 posted 01-07-2010 01:53 AM

AAHHHHHHHHHH!

I am going to try and get into a cyclone this year too.

I am going back out to my shop to clean and cry a bit too.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#11 posted 01-07-2010 02:02 AM

hahaha…. they are very nice. I figure with the time i have left to woodwork its worth it. I dont want to have lung problems before 40… or even any time after 40. Check out Oneida’s V systems. I’m getting a 3 horse for a little over 1000…. also check out the Clear vue ones they are 5 horse but more diy.

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#12 posted 01-07-2010 02:05 AM

I take it you sold your serpentine front table? Mind if I ask how much you earned on that?

-- San Diego, CA

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#13 posted 01-07-2010 02:07 AM

Let me wipe away the tears, what a wonderful piece of wood. They have some at the local rockler here not near as big, but is still beautiful. Can’t wait to see what you build with it.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#14 posted 01-07-2010 02:11 AM

interpim… haven’t sold the serpentine desk yet. I’m following a couple of leads on it but nothing yet. I also have another commission coming up as well as one I’m working on right now so i ordered a few tools :) from Lee Valley to build them with

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#15 posted 01-07-2010 02:24 AM

Looks like someone is going to have some fun. Going to watch the video now.

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