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Whamdiddle Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones, Unfinished

Whamdiddle Unfinished Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones
Do-it-yourself Whamdiddle bones.


 
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  • Historically accurate minstrel-style bones.
  • Design reproduced from vintage instruments.
  • Ideal for living history minstrel band performers.
  • Perfect for Civil War reenactors jamming around the camp fire.
  • Superb design delivers remarkable range of tones.
  • Fits comfortably in all hands, large or small.
  • Made by master luthier.
  • Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
  • Your item may vary from photos.
  • Thickness and length of each bone might differ slightly.
  • Budget priced.
Here's what you get: One pair of unfinished bones; three sandpaper sheets; simple finishing instructions.

Only $29.97 pair

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Unfinished Whamdiddle Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones
Fun do-it-yourself project - just sand and rattle away!


Save 10 Bucks off the Price of Finished Bones!
These unfinished bones are manufactured from exotic Rosewood hardwood by Rick Fogel, a master luthier with a graduate degree in Physics. His finished Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones sell for $39.97. So finish them yourself and save ten 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.

If you like Ebony bones, then you will absolutely love Rosewood.

Yes, the wood of choice for Mister Bones during the Minstrel era was ebony. But rosewood was also prominent, and vintage rosewood bones continually surface in antique shops.

Rosewood is a strong heavy wood that often features an extraordinary appealing grain. Its density and excellent resonance enable you to deliver a loud, sharp tone that most other woods cannot match. In 1897 you could buy a set of four 7" rosewood bones for 20 cents in the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog.

Living history performers will want to choose rosewood for its historical significance as well as the powerful sharp tone outdoor crowds can hear above the din.


Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)

Tonality
Features
  • Solid Rosewood 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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