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Whamdiddle Minstrel-style Walnut Bones, Unfinished

Whamdiddle Unfinished Minstrel-style Walnut 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 $11.97 pair

Quantity in Stock:1

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Unfinished Whamdiddle Minstrel-style Walnut Bones
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 domestic Walnut hardwood by Rick Fogel, a master luthier with a graduate degree in Physics. His finished Minstrel-style Walnut Bones sell for $19.97. 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.

Walnut is a fine domestic wood that delivers a warm spunky low tone.

My first pair of wooden bones were walnut. They produced a relatively warm tone and were heavy enough to provide the kinetic force I needed to make them click with ease. The wood is pleasing to the touch and the mellow sound is perfect under many situations. An excellent choice for both new and experienced players.

Walnut wood is warm and inviting. The color varies from light grayish brown to deep chocolate brown to an almost black purplish brown. The grain is slightly open and usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. The texture is somewhat coarse but uniform. The surface is generally dull, but it may develop a lustrous patina after years of use.

Fine woodworkers enjoy working this chocolate colored wood that emits a pleasingly distinctive aroma.


Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)

Tonality
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Features
  • Solid Walnut 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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