This is a gift for my wife. I started the coopered top about a month ago, got back to it over the weekend (to round off the inside - with a hollow - and the outside) when I decided that it could become a feature in the review I am writing on the 20 tpi Veritas dovetail saw. The focus here was to cut dovetails in thin boards.
The 20 tpi is aimed at thinner boards. I have been assessing it (against its 14 tpi sibling) on different wood thicknesses. For a feature, I built two boxes, one with 1/8" thick sides, and this one with 1/4" thick sides.
The box is not quite completed. I have done enough for the article for now, and I have a priority (provided by Lynndy) to complete a wardrobe for a guest bedroom before her brother and family descend on us for Christmas. So the box gets put aside until later.
I must say that I am happy with the way it is turning out. I had a couple of hours after work today to fit the lid to the box, clean up the sides, and buff on a coat or two of oil.
The wood is Jarrah (very unforgiving when cutting dovetails). The inside base is She-oak. Dimensions: 6" long x 3 1/2" wide x 3" high (at the centre).
Dovetails (of course!)...
Regards from Perth