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glennl

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2111 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question bubinga

i’ve got a couple a small piece of 1/2” thick bubinga, and was interested in opinions of another wood to mix it with, and a finish that you would use.

The project in mind is a small box for my wife (about 4” w x 6”L). I’m thinking of using the bubinga as an accent wood (however, more then just splines for example).

What do you think?
Thanks for the feedback.

-- GlennL, New Jersey


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Bigbuck

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#1 posted 2111 days ago

Hey Glenn,
Maybe maple

you could make a maple box with strips of bubinga simular to the way I used maple on this box.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7868

or you could use it to make a handle

Good luck I don’t know about finishing bubinga but I would imagine that tung oil would look good.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Joey

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#2 posted 2109 days ago

anything darker or lighter that constrasts the bubinga and makes it stand out would look good. Everything i’ve ever made with bubinga i’ve finished with a custom tung oil blend i mix myself. it finishes great, some of the smoothest and according to my daughter the “touchiest” wood i’ve ever worked with.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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