Okay, so I showed a gal in my office a box I made with bubinga splines, and
she said "Wow, we have a whole bunch of that at home. You want some of it?"
I was thinking that "a whole bunch" was pretty ambiguous until I loaded it
up this morning. It's roughly 2000 pieces roughly the size of a dollar
bill, about 1/2" thick, and roughly a hundred pieces the same width but 12"
long. That's a lot of bubinga! I'm open to suggestions as to what kind of
projects a fellow might attempt with pieces this small. (I guess I could
make a whole bunch of really small jewelry boxes!)
Her husband works at a factory that makes bows, and apparently twenty years
ago he brought home all these boxes of bubinga with the intention of using
them as flooring(!!) in a bathroom. They never got around to using them,
and got tired of hauling them from house to house to house, so sold them to
me for a song.