Bubinga box

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Project by Dan P posted 12-22-2014 03:01 AM 1481 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 3/4” 5” 7 1/2”

Got a 1” x *8” by 6 ft piece of crazy warped and spalted Bubinga from local wood dealer. Thought it would be no problem cutting somewhat flat pieces out of it for small boxes. It was a problem because each time I trimmed it down it would continue warping (It was dry). Finally got a few decent pieces out of it and made this box.

2 dowels in each joint. Thanks for looking.

-- Daniel P

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 01:40 PM

Nice Box Dan

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 02:23 PM

I will agree, that is some wild grain on this. Well worth the effort. Nicely done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 04:44 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Daniel P

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 12:24 AM

Very Nice Dan!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 12-23-2014 04:37 AM

Thanks Rick!

-- Daniel P

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#6 posted 12-23-2014 10:01 PM

Love the grain and finish. Well done.

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#7 posted 12-26-2014 04:22 AM

this look Peter Lloyd

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#8 posted 01-08-2015 06:51 PM

That has a really nice grain. Spalting always gives a nice look. What did you finish this with?

-- Marty, Ohio

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#9 posted 01-10-2015 03:02 PM

Thanks Marty, For this project I started with a mixture of mineral spirits, BLO, and poly, decreasing the BLO each coat. (4 coats) It worked well with this box but I am looking into other options for finish.

I see you’re a Tool & Die Maker, called on a few as I sold tool steels and machine tooling for most of my career (retired).

-- Daniel P

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