I just loved a box I saw at the woodworking show, but I wasnt about to put the time and effort,(hand cut dovetails, select a good board, etc....)into it.
Its a goof project, just for a laugh, and my son already claimed it for his downstairs.
I needed to make it longer, but my cracked boards of ash only let me cut out 12.5 inches long max, and I didnt want to start glueing up sides for this.
A mistake is not using glass, I used plexi I had laying around,, bad idea, it scratches and stains if you breath on it.
I have some blue tape stuck inside the dado'd edge for the plastic, didnt want to get finish on it, but I scratched up the plexi, cleaned it as good as I can, Ill let my sons nimble fingers work on using a blade to scrape out the blue tape. I had enough with this.
dovetailed box, machined cut, during cleanup I knocked it off the table once, chiped one dovetail, but not repairing anything. would have been a bit better if I got another 3-4 inches, but I wasnt using any regular stock boards, this was all made with pieces of wood that was headed for the fire pit.(this was made of ash for box, maple and walnut for hammer, and poplar for the stake)
not my proudest project, but like I said, it broke up the misery of making all those cutting boards, and gave me something to do in the middle of messing up so many pen blanks.
Im starting a bunch of dovetailed keepsake boxes this week, very unfancy, again, trying to use up as many shorts as possible.