I have to do some quad-matching on a jewelry box ( I have to make two actually ) that I will have to get started on in the very near future. I understand the process very well, but the problem that anyone who attempts this is getting the seams to perfectly match the figure in the veneer without leaving any gaps. Here is a link to a video that I think is very good save for the fact that you never get to see a closeup of the final fit. I have no doubt that the gentleman did a good job, but the way he finalized the seam left me wondering what the seams actually looked like when dry. I have tried this on a test board in the past and I always seem to have a slight gap in the seam when the hide glue dries, so I will obviously have to learn to do this better in the future. I have seen several videos where they overlap two pieces of veneer and then cut both of them, remove the cut pieces and press the new seam together. That's great, but I do not think that the figure ever matches when you do that. I could obviously be missing something here, but since you cannot see the figure beneath that you are cutting I fail to see how the figure will match using this method. I have no doubt the seam will be snug, but that is all I get from this method. If anyone can shed some light on this I would be most grateful. Thanks!