Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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4.6
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5 (8)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
100%
Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

$21.00 ea.

1-4 $21.00 ea.
5+ $18.90 ea. (10% off)
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Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Why Choose Bubinga?

Fine grained. Hard and heavy. Takes a high lustrous finish. The wood works without difficulty except for gum pockets. Some logs are figured with a wavy, roey grain.

These turning squares are cut from premium kiln dried lumber. They're ready to be turned into furniture spindles, table legs, small accessories (letter openers, utensils, etc), and other fine woodworking projects.
What Size Is This?
Thickness 1-3/4"
Width 1-3/4"
Length 18"
Grade Kiln dried, clear
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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About Bubinga (Guibourtia tessmannii)

Weight

4.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
27.93% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2628

Janka Rating
103.72% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.88

Specific Gravity
37.50% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

map of where Bubinga tree grows
Bubinga is an exotic wood from Africa

Fine grained. Hard and heavy. Takes a high lustrous finish. The wood works without difficulty except for gum pockets. Some logs are figured with a wavy, roey grain.

color of Bubinga
Color Range
Light red or violet with fairly evenly spaced purple stripes
the Bubinga tree
What's The Tree Like?
A large tree reaching over 100 feet in height and trunk diameter of 36" and clear for up to 60 feet.
other names for Bubinga
Other Names
Akume, Bingbinga, Bubinga, Essingang, Kevazingo, Ovang, Waka
uses for Bubinga
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, turning, decorative items, veneer, high end furniture and millwork, musical instruments, flooring, cutting boards, guitars, musical instruments

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.6
out of 5
5 (8)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.6
out of 5
5 (8)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
100%
9 Total Reviews
April 25, 2018
5 out of 5
Wood scale
Review by  Anonymous 
Great product! Worked well for the handle that was it was purchased for. Quick delivery.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 14, 2017
1 out of 5
Definitely Hard
Review by  Big Dan from Florida
You might notice I rated this at five stars because it is extremely hard wood. I had bought it just to try making some knife handles out of it. Too hard actually for my purpose. I managed to make a very beautiful handle but had to use a 4.5 inch flapper disc on a side grinder to shape the handle. Wow, hard but beautiful.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 2, 2016
5 out of 5
Perfect
Review by  Janet from Texas
Perfect for my project, no knots or cracks or holes
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 12, 2011
5 out of 5
Very Nice
Review by  Craig from Durango, CO US
I ordered five of these and all are very nice and uniform. Bubinga is something I am sure to work with more.
Recommended
December 3, 2010
5 out of 5
bubinga wood
Review by  BJ from Golden Valley, AZ USA
The product was great, but what I liked mostly is customer service. The time you e-mailed me conformation of the order and the time I had the order in my mail box was impressive, super fast. I will order again with 100% confidence and will recommend your company to friends and associates.
Recommended
July 30, 2010
5 out of 5
Wood
Review by  Maddog from Rupert, Id USA
Perfect
Recommended
9 Total Reviews
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