|Forum topic by Maveric777||posted 01-27-2011 05:17 PM||1179 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-27-2011 05:17 PM
The other day I was asked if I would consider building a box for a big American Cancer Society’s auction coming up. I am tickled to death I was thought of for such a worth cause and of course I said i will do everything possible to make it happen.
So now the hard part… Deciding what to build….lol
I still have a good bit of curly maple left on the rack and thinking about exploring into some new lumber to go with it. Right now I am leaning towards bubinga as the main stock of the box. Just gave the mill a call and they told me they have a good bit of it in stock and come on down to dig through it.
So before I head that way I just figured I would ask for any tips, tricks, or pitfalls with this type of wood? Is there something I need to watch out for or to expect?
As my bride said “You have a short deadline and now is not the time to experiment”... So I am going to with a box similar to my last project (Jewelery Box) but use bubinga instead of purple heart…. Oh and no inlay…lol
Normally I like learning as I go, but this time I dont have time for any costly errors.
Thanks in advance for any insight!
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.