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Pen #28

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August 2004 - Purchased the wood for this one on the internet.  Other names for Bubinga are African Rosewood, Essingang and Buvenga. The species in this group are found in Equatorial Africa from Southeast Nigeria, through Cameroon and Gabon to the Congo region. Occur in swampy or periodically inundated forests, also near river or lakeshores.  This wood bears  some resemblance to rosewood.   It is used for fine furniture and cabinetwork, decorative veneers, fancy turnery, inlay work.