I saw the pod cast on Woodwhisperer on Keepsake Box! Have never done much with sliding dove tails before. I didn't have the nice 8 quarter thick for the bottom or the 4 quarter for the top. But I did have a piece of 15/16 stair tread in oak. It had only a very slight cup to it. Flatined it the best I could without loseing to much of the thicknes. Then glued 2 pieces to gether for the bottom and followed WW instructions the best I could. Found a piece of mahogany chair rail that I plained down for the corner pieces.
Was a lot of fun to do, I made my own template for cutting the circular hole in the center of the box.
Makeing the hiden lock was a good feeling when I showed it to LOL and I could not remember wich corner it was.
It works nice but I need more practice on the sliding dove tails. I think after a couple more trys it will improve. Also useing a better grade of wood would also be helpfull.