Toni mentioned a small box that was in progress in the background of another thread of mine. I realized I have sent quite a few of these little odds and ends out into the wild without taking pics; for shame. These are all some variation on a floating panel box, made as a cube and then cut to provide a slip top or a hinged top depending on the preparation.
This one is for some friends we will be visiting over the Fourth. Some shedua scraps with a book matched piece of ash for the top, ash for "knob" and keys. The bottom is milled out of an old pallet slat . A reasonable number of coats of clear de-waxed shellac to let the shedua shine through and a touch of paste wax.
I use a miter gauge on the router table to cut the hinge slots. I put double stick tape on to hold the hinges and allow a test fit. With the hinges in position I mark the screw holes.
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This is another "cube" waiting to be rough shaped.
My sig and date stamp:
And just some more pics . . .