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Whamdiddle Rosewood Bones, Unfinished

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

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whamdiddle pamphlet
  • 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 $27.97 pair

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Product Code: 110-23-U

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Unfinished Whamdiddle Rosewood 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 rosewood hardwood by Rick Fogel, a master luthier with a graduate degree in Physics. His finished Rosewood Bones sell for $35.97. 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.

Rosewood is a rare exotic wood that delivers a strong sharp tone.
It varies in color from shades of brown to red or chocolate to violet, and is irregularly streaked with black. The grain is typically straight, but occasionally wavy. Its texture is medium to rather coarse and the wood has large pores that are quite irregular in size and position. The surface is slightly oily or waxy in appearance, somewhat gritty to the touch, and very resistant to decay and insect attack.

Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)

Whamdiddle Collection
  • 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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