Bubinga Maple Burl Box

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Project by dclark1943 posted 10-07-2014 08:02 PM 2266 views 7 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good Afternoon Jocks ! Well, its been awhile since posting, but like everyone, else, got busy with other things. This box goes to a nice lady in Iowa, and is made of Bubinga with a maple burl top panel. The banding was made of strippy sycamore sandwiched between black white black border on each side. Quadrant hinges, tan butter suede lining, a simple recessed finger lift and 3 coats of danish oil complete the box. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 08:18 PM

Beautiful box – Lucky lady in Iowa!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 08:27 PM

Beautiful,Perfection! Clean and Crisp Lines, The Banding is really sweet, Did you make the banding?

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 08:28 PM

Lookin’ good.


-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 08:39 PM

Dennis, yes I did make the banding, hope all is well in Omaha
Good to hear from you Roger ! Bet you are busy with marquetry?
electrician, thanks for the comment – have a good day.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 11:09 PM

Dave a great looking box. Someday I’ll make it to KC and hook up with you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 10-07-2014 11:13 PM

Karson, That would be great, coffee pot is always on :-)

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#7 posted 10-08-2014 12:02 AM

Great looking box—I’m sure she’s gunna love it!

Also, I really like those hinges—were they difficult to mortise out and install?

-- Dean

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#8 posted 10-08-2014 12:57 AM

Very nice. Really like your choice of woods.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#9 posted 10-08-2014 01:15 AM

A beautiful and very elegant looking box. The burl veneer and banding are superb.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 10-08-2014 02:22 AM

Very beautiful, the burl lid looks great with the homemade banding.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#11 posted 10-08-2014 02:28 AM

Beautiful box. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 10-08-2014 02:56 AM

Wow great looking box! Im just an amateur but hopefully some day i can produce something to this caliber of woodworking!

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#13 posted 10-08-2014 03:17 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words, it was a fun box to build.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#14 posted 10-08-2014 03:54 AM

Very nice looking box, bubinga beautiful to look at difficult to work. Hinges are a nice touch along with the suede lining. A well crafted piece.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 10-08-2014 05:25 AM

A real beauty Dave. The Bubinga is pretty but that Sycamore is just a show stopper. Lovely banding and nice work all around.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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