Laying out the Bubinga slab

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 01-17-2010 06:36 AM 4269 reads 3 times favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hey everyone. Here’s the video i just shot on laying our the pieces on the big bubinga slab that i have. it’s another video that i just threw together but i think that this is a good video for anyone to learn from to see the advantage of these big wide boards. hope you guys like it!

here’s the link to it on my wordpress site too

56 comments so far

View Moron's profile


5043 posts in 4455 days

#1 posted 01-17-2010 08:03 AM

no offence kid but after an exhaustive search on Bubinga, I hate to think a chimp died for you, or an ape or even a salamander, just so you could try and show me how young you really are.

If you really must buy a big chunk of Bubinga, save it, store it, for the day you might actually know something and practice on a wood specie that is sustainable… poplar or maybe even “clay”

I really hate watching precious wood go to the slaughter house and am a little taken aback that people encourage you to use such a specie and waste such a rare commodity.


Try this. Type “Bubinga” onto a google search, select images and enter and if you cant make something that even resembles the images…...............again, try poplar….........or clay.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

View dustbunny's profile


1149 posts in 3857 days

#2 posted 01-17-2010 12:14 PM

Comments such as this are not acceptable. This is not the appropriate place to “save the planet” . Start your own blog or forum. If this young man is guilty of taking out a tree, how about the rest of us LJ’s who have bought and made scraps from the same tree.

If you have bothered to look at this gentleman’s project page, he IS a skilled craftsman !!

Please keep your nasty comments to yourself, starting a comment with “no offense kid” is just a preemptive apology for something you know you shouldn’t post but do anyway.

Teenagewoodworker- Awesome video, I can’t wait to see the progression of your projects, they are very well laid plans. Rock on !! Pay no attention to the negativity, it’s not worth your time.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

View dusty2's profile


323 posts in 3991 days

#3 posted 01-17-2010 01:09 PM

I don’t know what you would have done with this slab of bubinga, roman. It is too late to “safe the forest”. I suppose he could have given it to you.

BTW, are you involved in any real “Save the Animal and Tree” campaigns?

At least this gentleman is thinking through how he is going to utilize this treasure.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27250 posts in 4384 days

#4 posted 01-17-2010 03:26 PM

Denis, it sounds like you have a well thought out plan on how to use this beautiful piece of lumber. With your talent and ability this is going to end up being a beautiful piece of furniture.

This was another well produced video. I am looking forward to seeing the next installment.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View mikega's profile


81 posts in 4429 days

#5 posted 01-17-2010 03:30 PM

I also feel that your comment is uncalled for. All you have to do is check out the work that Denis has done and listen to this video and his other videos to know that he is one very talented young woodworker. In a day when less and less young people are getting into woodworking I feel it’s very important to give him all the help and encouragement we can. I wish I had his skills when I was his age…hell I wish I had it now!!


-- Mike

View nailbanger2's profile


1041 posts in 3705 days

#6 posted 01-17-2010 03:40 PM

I must add my voice against the negativity! Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? What species was that bed?

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

View TexasTimbers's profile


67 posts in 4377 days

#7 posted 01-17-2010 04:32 PM

Roman, you succeeded in drawing attention to yourself, which is most likely exactly what you wanted to do. Dennis is a fine young man, a talented woodworker, and a substantial POSITIVE contributor to this forum.

I read your profile and it would be very easy from the info you give to draw some rather tacky conclusions about what drives you to make such comments, and they would be far from flattering. But I will refrain from lowering myself to your level which I rate at about a 7th grade mentality.

I will however urge you to go crawl back into your lonely hole before you choose to make a disgusting post such as this again.

-- "Sure, listen to what the experts have to say, just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking."

View Jimi_C's profile


507 posts in 3797 days

#8 posted 01-17-2010 04:50 PM

No offense Roman, but you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. TWW is exceptionally skilled, had you taken any time to find that out for yourself. The fact that he is young should have no bearing on what species of wood he uses, and he is far from the first to use bubinga here. Calling him “kid” is demeaning, and uncalled for.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

View David Craig's profile

David Craig

2137 posts in 3670 days

#9 posted 01-17-2010 06:14 PM

Denis, thanks for sharing how you think out the process before disassembling the board. You gave alot of good insight into the grain pattern and on what pieces you pre-select before cutting.

Roman, if you want to see a wood butcher, look at my work :) Denis is the equivalent of a surgeon while I could probably be compared to Freddy Krueger…


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

View bayspt's profile


292 posts in 4266 days

#10 posted 01-17-2010 06:29 PM

Teenage, I have to agree with above, that bow front table you made was so childish. I bet that ape you killed could have even made it. So if you want to store that lumber somewhere till you grow up to be a big boy, how about my house. I can’t gaurantee that it will be here still when you come for it but….
All joking aside, another great video. It’s “kids” like you that keep me thinking the human race might still be doing ok. Keep doing what your doing, as I for one think you are already a master craftsman. Watching your growth over the last couple of years, I have to marvel and wonder just how far you will go. Someone will always have envy, and be ready to poop in your Cherrioes, you just have to laugh, and keep on. Can’t wait for more, and I am really looking forward to the pie crust table. Especially out of solid Bubinga in the hands of such a skilled craftsman.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

View mtkate's profile


2049 posts in 3887 days

#11 posted 01-17-2010 06:33 PM

When I type in “bubinga” in google and look at the images, I see a guitar, a cabinet, a drum, a box, possibly fllooring or a set of stairs, an end table, a dresser and a ring ….

TeenageWoodworker, I saw a very nice table in the magazine you had layed out. If that’s your end goal, it will be very nice. Good luck.

View BarbS's profile


2434 posts in 4647 days

#12 posted 01-17-2010 06:50 PM

I’ve done some woodworking, but I have No experience with such a large and valuable slab as you are showing. Thanks for the video, and I’m eager to see your next installments.


View bigike's profile


4057 posts in 3850 days

#13 posted 01-17-2010 07:01 PM

dam youngin that is one saweeet slab of wood. i know and saw the plan of the tea table your makein and that thing is saweeet too, just the grain on there looks good alone then the table and the slide out trays nice. i can’t wait to see how it comes out.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

View REME's profile


26 posts in 3875 days

#14 posted 01-17-2010 07:27 PM

Teenage – great work , keep it up , love your posts.

-- - Mike

View teenagewoodworker's profile


2727 posts in 4330 days

#15 posted 01-17-2010 08:02 PM

thanks for the comments everyone!!! it really means alot to know that you guys got my back!! I promise I’ll make something worthwhile out of this slab :)

showing 1 through 15 of 56 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics