Special Bubinga

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
Now that is wonderful stuff! I love the spalting in the sapwood - stunning :) We've used boards similar (transition heartwood/sapwood) before, but never spalted. Where did you find them?
 

uniongoon

Gold Member

uniongoon

Gold Member
I was at Century Mill Lumber at the right moment. They got in a load of Bubinga and only one board was like this. It sold for big money, and I got the live edge cut offs. (only $28!!!) The Lumber shop owner said he has never ever seen Spalted Bubinga, so I am thinking it is very rare.

Getting all the holes and defects filled for a smooth gloss finish while keeping the holey ratty effect was quite the process. Mostly used crazy glue/black paint mixture, and the traditional carpenter/sawdust technique, but mixing black paint into that as well.
 

Magenta

Platinum Member
Oh my goodness, how gorgeous! I love the sound, too. You must be chuffed to bits with that beauty.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
The tone of that drums really tics my boxes. Beautiful work man. The lugs are something. The whole drum is something. Great tone. Much respect.

Are you keeping it or selling?
 

Otto

Platinum Member
That is BEAUTIFUL!.........
 

uniongoon

Gold Member
The tone of that drums really tics my boxes. Beautiful work man. The lugs are something. The whole drum is something. Great tone. Much respect.

Are you keeping it or selling?

Thank You. For now I am keeping it. I have a fellow builder who has offered to buy if I Name a price. I put so much time into this build, and this wood is so rare I doubt I can repeat it, So I want to cling on to it a while before I let it go.
 
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