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Whamdiddle Purpleheart Bones, Unfinished

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


 
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  • Includes FREE illustrated "How to Play the Bones" pamphlet.
  • Handcrafted Product: Your item may vary slightly from photos.

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

Why shop here?
Only $15.97 pair

Quantity in Stock:5

Product Code: 110-22-U





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Unfinished Whamdiddle Purpleheart Bones
Fun do-it-yourself project - just sand and rattle away!


Only Half the Price of Finished Bones
These unfinished bones are manufactured from purpleheart hardwood by Rick Fogel, a master luthier with a graduate degree in Physics. His finished purpleheart bones sell for $23.97. 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.

Purpleheart is a rare exotic wood that delivers a medium high tone.
This intriguing wood is dull brown when freshly cut, then rapidly changes to a bright, vibrant purple. Exposure to air darkens the wood to a dark-purplish brown, eventually turning it dark brown.

Purpleheart has a medium to fine texture and exhibits a medium to high luster. The grain is typically straight, although sometimes it is wavy, interlocked, or irregular.


Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)

Tonality
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Features
  • Solid Purpleheart 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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