shaneymack

Bubinga Lowbacks

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the grain on that bubinga is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see those take shape!

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I'm super glad you're starting this now.  I just dumped a grand on amazon gutting stuff I need for the rocker and lowbacks. thinking the dining chairs will come first. 

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I'm super glad you're starting this now.  I just dumped a grand on amazon gutting stuff I need for the rocker and lowbacks. thinking the dining chairs will come first. 

What did you buy ?

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These are gonna be awesome.  I can't imagine bubinga will be easy to carve though!  

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Two auriou rasps, holey galahad med and fine, angle grinder, bunch of scrapers,  die grinder and burrs ooh and a new planer . .... May have been north of a grand. .

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These are gonna be awesome.  I can't imagine bubinga will be easy to carve though!  

Ya im sure it will be tough but im equipped for the job. Apparently bubinga is going to get harder to come by so I wanted to have a few nice pieces made out of it.

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Two auriou rasps, holey galahad med and fine, angle grinder, bunch of scrapers,  die grinder and burrs ooh and a new planer . .... May have been north of a grand. .

New planer? What you get? Let me guess, 735...

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1 minute ago, shaneymack said:

 im equipped for the job.

Haha, I didn't doubt that ;)

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Looks like some nice material there Shane but I am with Steve, give us the mineral spirits sneak peek.

Definitely looking forward t watching this.

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5 minutes ago, shaneymack said:

 

New planer? What you get? Let me guess, 735...

 

Yessir. super unoriginal I know but it is a huge upgrade over the delta pos I had and I doubt I'll ever need a floor standing unit. 

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That bubinga looks awesome - looking forward to this build!

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Oh wow! 8/4 bubinga?? Hopefully your BF pricing is way cheaper than mine lol

Why is bubinga going to be harder to come by now?

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If you have 2 1/8 after skip planing that was some thick 8/4 to start with huh?  when I get rough 8/4, it's usually a skinny 9/4 to start

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1 minute ago, Brendon_t said:

If you have 2 1/8 after skip planing that was some thick 8/4 to start with huh?  when I get rough 8/4, it's usually a skinny 9/4 to start

Funny you should say this.  I brought this up to the lumber guy the other day.  I am noticing that the 4/4 at my yard is getting thinner.  Used to be 1/8" oversized, now some is under 1/16th oversised.  I hope its not a trend.

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yeah yeah,... Shane has nice wood... Everyone knows... 

Why the hell do you have systainers on the floor? 

 

Brother, i got systainers everywhere.

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Just plain "wow" Shane!  These are on my list so will be enjoying the journey!

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4 minutes ago, Pug said:

Funny you should say this.  I brought this up to the lumber guy the other day.  I am noticing that the 4/4 at my yard is getting thinner.  Used to be 1/8" oversized, now some is under 1/16th oversised.  I hope its not a trend.

  I'm not sure if it's new,  8/4 has been a bitv thin at my yards all long as I can remember

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If you have 2 1/8 after skip planing that was some thick 8/4 to start with huh?  when I get rough 8/4, it's usually a skinny 9/4 to start

It was probably 2 1/8" and i took off a 1/16".

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1 minute ago, shaneymack said:

Brother, i got systainers everywhere.

Too bad you don't have a huge trailer to put them. 

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Oh wow! 8/4 bubinga?? Hopefully your BF pricing is way cheaper than mine lol

Why is bubinga going to be harder to come by now?

I think it was around 15$ a bd ft maybe a bit cheaper, cant remember.

Apparently the Chinese are depleting Africa of all its bubinga. That what ive been told. Death by China.

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Too bad you don't have a huge trailer to put them. 

Haha! Well im constantly bringing some stuff in and out from the trailer to the shop. So some ends up staying by the garage floor. Im slowly buying seconds of a lot of stuff so i dont have to do that.

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3 minutes ago, shaneymack said:

 Im slowly buying seconds of a lot of stuff so i dont have to do that.

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Because one full festool collection isn't enough,  having a spare is better. solid logic my dude . 

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Because one full festool collection isn't enough,  having a spare is better. solid logic my dude . 

Im glad you get me :)

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Time to get my popcorn ready!  If these turn out anything like your rocker, these will be awesome as well! 

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