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Forum topic by Marc5 posted 05-27-2009 03:47 AM 1150 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2009 03:47 AM

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Hi all,

I am preparing to make a picture frame for a painting we purchased at an art show a couple weeks ago. I scored a nice piece of Bubinga and intend using some of it to wrap a maple body of the frame. I am considering using danish oil for the finish. I have heard that some of the exotic woods can bleed into lighter colored woods with certain finishes and was wondering if any of you know if this is the case with Bubinga and Danish Oil?


-- Marc

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#1 posted 05-27-2009 05:36 AM

Marc, I’m no expert but, I just glued (yesterday) 21, 1/16” strips of babinga and maple. I oiled it this morning and have seen no problems yet. Hope it stays that way…..

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 05-27-2009 10:49 AM

I have used Bubinga with maple on chess boards and cutting boards with no problem with the finish. Take care not to “over sand” it is very hard and the wood laminated next to it is prone to wear faster.

I agree with Pat it is one of my favorite wood to work with.
Cant wait to see pictures of the frame.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#3 posted 05-27-2009 01:26 PM

Thanks for the info.

-- Marc

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