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  Whamdiddle Cocobolo Bones, Classic Long: 8" (reg width), Unfinished

Whamdiddle Unfinished Cocobolo Bones
Do-it-yourself Whamdiddle bones.


 
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  • Includes FREE illustrated instruction pamphlet.
  • Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
  • Thickness and length of each bone might differ slightly.
  • Style pictured: Classic Long (reg width).
  • Your item may vary from photos.

  • Here's what you get: One pair of unfinished bones; three sandpaper sheets; simple finishing instructions; pamphlet if you want one.

    Welcome to the only store on the planet where you can get Whamdiddle bones in 3 lengths and widths.

    Whamdiddle Length
    Short: 7" (18cm)
    Traditional: 7-1/2" (19cm)
    Classic Long: 8" (20cm)

    Whamdiddle Width
    Narrow: 7/8" to 1" (22mm to 25mm)
    Regular: 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" (29mm to 32mm)
    Wide: 1-5/16" to 1-3/8" (33mm to 35mm)

    Narrow Whamdiddle bones are usually around 1" (25mm) in width. Some pairs measure as little as 7/8" (22mm) wide. These bones are perfect for smaller hands or players who prefer narrow instruments.

    Regular Whamdiddle bones are around 1-1/8" (29mm) in width. Some pairs measure as much as 1-1/4" (32mm) wide. They are great for most hand sizes.

    Wide Whamdiddle bones are 1-5/16" (33mm) in width and up. They feel quite bulky and are usually available by special order only.

    Why shop here?
    Only $31.97 pair

    Quantity in Stock:5

    Product Code: 110-14-CLR-U


      

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    Unfinished Whamdiddle Cocobolo Bones, Classic Long (wide), Unfinished
    Fun do-it-yourself project - just sand and rattle away!


    Save 8 Bucks off the Price of Finished Bones!
    These unfinished bones are manufactured from Cocobolo hardwood by Rick Fogel, a master luthier with a graduate degree in Physics. His finished Cocobolo bones sell for $39.97. So finish them yourself and save eight bucks.

    Finishing Instructions
    1. Sand with medium sandpaper (100 grit).
    2. Sand with fine sandpaper (150 grit).
    3. Sand with very-fine sandpaper (220 grit). (Rick scrapes them smooth in step 3 with a very sharp hunting knife instead).

    4. Your bones are now ready to play. If you want a durable protective finish, then follow additional steps below.

    5. Rub with commercial woodworking oil or paste wax such as Minwax, carnauba wax, beeswax, shellac, butcherblock oil, or other vegetable-based wood preparation. Follow manufacturer's directions or ask your local woodworking store for advice. Rick rubs Whamdiddle bones with marine spar varnish, lets them dry, and calls them done.
    6. If desired, buff for high gloss finish. Use soft rag or buffing wheel with tripoli polishing compound.
    Look what you get:
    insructions w/sandpaper
    • One pair of unfinished Whamdiddle bones
    • Three 2" x 5" sheets of sandpaper (medium, fine and very-fine).
    • Simple finishing instructions
    Finishing wax, oil, varnish or other surface preparations not included.


    Cocobolo is a luxurious exotic wood that delivers a remarkably powerful low tone.

    Cocobolo ranks high among my favorite musical woods because of the rich full tone they produce. The material is quite hard and dense, and even a large block will produce a clear musical tone when struck. Its fine texture and oily look and feel stand up well to repeated handling.

    This beautiful hardwood from Central America is typically orange or reddish-brown in color, often with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood.

    Cocobolo wood has a specific gravity of over 1.0, hence it will sink in water.

    Figures are approximate (but pretty darn close)--
    Width: 1" to 1-1/4"
    Specific Gravity: 1.10 ( Strongest Tone)

    Density: 68 pcf (Strong Tone)
    Hardness: 1136 Janka (Dull Tone)
    Features
    • Solid Cocobolo Hardwood: Excellent for musical bones.
    • Proven Shape: Designed by master luthier.
    • Quarter-sawn Lumber: Creates stable tone, won't warp or crack.
    • Includes Playing Instructions: Shows how to hold and play bones.
    • Unfinished Pre-cut, Rough Sanded Hardwood: Fun & easy do-it-yourself project.
    • Includes Sandpaper: Saves you a trip to the hardware store.

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