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Bubinga 4 Corner Grain Match Box

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Project by Andybb posted 06-03-2019 08:41 AM 982 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to build my skills I made this 4 corner grain match box out of some reclaimed bubinga that I resawed and more of the figured maple that Scott and I have. It’s got a strip of purple heart around the lid for no other reason than to try and use an 1/8” router bit to rout out the groove. The lid is veneer cut from the 1/4” figured maple and glued to 1/4” mdf to make it sturdier. The mdf is hiding under the fake suede on the underside of the lid. It’s approx 10×6x4. The bottom is poplar with a piece of 1/4” maple on top of it. The bubinga is pretty dense so it’s got some nice heft to it. I used the same amazing Charles Neil trace dye technique that I’ve used before for the maple. It is all final finished with 3 coats of GF oil & urethane semigloss.

After i was done I decided it would make a nice keepsake box for niece as she just had a little one so I used the laser engraver on it after I was done. That thing was a great investment for $49.

Credit where credit is due… I followed the basic design from 2 videos here & here from Guy’s Woodshop.

It’s fun that over the last few years I have collected enough tools to where I can see stuff and make it without having to go out and buy tools to do it.

The shop is a mess in the background but I wanted to snap a few pics before I mailed it off.

-- Andy - Seattle USA





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#1 posted 06-03-2019 11:00 AM

Sharp-looking box! Well done!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 06-03-2019 11:59 AM

Gorgeous, inside and out!

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#3 posted 06-03-2019 12:05 PM

Great looking box!!

The box design highlights the figured bubinga. I don’t think I could put figured maple that looks like that inside a box though. It would be on the outside of another box.

Are the handle posts on the lid dowels?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 06-03-2019 12:17 PM

Beautiful grain! Nice job.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#5 posted 06-03-2019 02:08 PM

beautiful box andy,great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 06-03-2019 02:09 PM

you already know the box is nothing less than georgeous, thanks for sharing and the videos are great.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 06-03-2019 03:47 PM

GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 06-03-2019 04:28 PM

That turned out very well, beautiful figured wood.

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#9 posted 06-03-2019 04:36 PM

That is one purty box.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 06-03-2019 06:48 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Just trying grow up to be like you guys.


Great looking box!!

The box design highlights the figured bubinga. I don t think I could put figured maple that looks like that inside a box though. It would be on the outside of another box.

Are the handle posts on the lid dowels?

- EarlS

Thanks Earl! We’ve got an almost endless supply of the maple as they are seconds from a local mill that ships it to luthiers and I thought it matched the top and love the 3D effect. I had never lined a box before so it was a skill I wanted to learn. It will grace the outside of some future box.. I didn’t have any copper rod so I painted finish nails and cut them off. Was afraid dowels would be too thin to last over the years.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#11 posted 06-03-2019 10:11 PM

was there a project there. The wood was stunning, and I didn’t see what you made…..
ok, went back and saw you did a great job and did the wood justice.

-- Jeff NJ

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#12 posted 06-04-2019 05:03 AM

WOW!!!! If a person is gonna do a 4 corner match, having some grain like that is a reason to do it.

Nice job Andy.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 06-04-2019 07:16 AM



WOW!!!! If a person is gonna do a 4 corner match, having some grain like that is a reason to do it.

Nice job Andy.

- therealSteveN


Thanks. Never worked with bubinga before. It looked pretty gritty until it was sanded and finished.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#14 posted 06-04-2019 03:40 PM

Everything really pops! Great workmanship and finishing!

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#15 posted 06-30-2019 12:54 PM

Wow! Stunning and so beautiful! Top of the perfection scale! Sometimes the satisfaction come at the finish line!
Great work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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