Bubinga Box with Inlay

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Project by Drunken Woodworker posted 12-30-2013 05:46 AM 1683 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom box made from solid bubinga with a walnut and maple inlay. Designed to be used as a keys and loose change box. Bottom is lined with leather to absorb the sound of throwing in heavy objects.

More photos and videos available on my website.

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 05:58 AM

Looks great, lover the way you did the protruding lid and the sides to match

-- Norman

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 09:40 AM

Nice smooth lines, I like it

Well done

-- Regards Robert

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Steve Tripp

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 10:31 AM

I really like that design.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 10:38 AM

Really nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 10:40 AM

Very nice box, I really like the curved decorative strips in the lid, very nice indeed.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 01:49 PM

I like how it looks, especially with the inlay it just completes the project nicely. Great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 03:18 PM

I love this design and the inlay. I followed your link to your site and watched how you made the inlay. Now I am confused…
Your video showed you cutting up your lid and using bent lamination to make the inlay. This shows on the top and bottom of the lid when finished, but your finished box pictures (on your site) do not have the inlay showing on the bottom of the lid. Did you do something different for that box?

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 03:19 PM

Great looking design, nice.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Drunken Woodworker

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 03:33 PM

BubingaBill, you caught me and you’re the only one to catch that so far. I made a mistake. What happened was after gluing up the inlayed lid, I planed and sanded too much making the lid too thin to match the level of the sides. So instead of reshaping the sides, I cut a thin piece of veneer and glued it on the bottom of the lid to increase the thickness.

Good eye!

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#10 posted 12-30-2013 03:34 PM

This is a very nice design and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 12-30-2013 03:39 PM

great looking box. I like the inlay work but I also like the overall design of the box with the slanted front and lid overhang.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 12-30-2013 04:46 PM

very good looking box.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#13 posted 12-31-2013 09:03 PM

I like how this box looks so smooth…I have problems at times making my boxes look a little less “box shaped” well done

-- take your time

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