that box is TOP SHELF! beautifully executed sir!
I don't think you'll have any problems with the glue holding because the cross-grain glue joints are small. You may be able to get it smooth today, but the joints will eventually become noticeable due to the wood moving more across the grain than it does with the grain.
Thank you one and all for the comments. Definitely solid points to consider going forwards.
Regarding your comment on being able to "see" the height change between the bubinga and walnut that may be more of a perception than reality. I say that based on the way the end and long grain pieces are placed on the "keyboard" version of a cutting board. That placement makes the black keys standout as though they are in fact raised as on a standard piano keyboard. However if you can fell it is definitely there. Great box as well!
Thansk. I used a 6" ROS with basically 0 pressure other than the weight of the ROS per se. Once I placed it on the board I simply hung on to the DC hose and let it walk itself around the board concitently moving L to R and then top to bottom.
Hopefully the surface area involved will keep movement to a minimum but I'll certainly keep an eye on that board. However if the owner doesn't keep the board oiled I can see that becoming an issue sooner than later.
You are correct, I made a sofa table for my daughter out of Douglas fir . If you like ripples.
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