Will wonders never cease?! I actually touched a piece of wood, and cut it! I took a BS box class at the York, PA WW show with Geoffrey Noden. There were seven other 'students", but things went smoothly. I was able to complete the box with the exception of a finish. My sawing technique needs work, OK, a good bit of work, but it was a fun little project. I now know what everyone on my Christmas list is getting!!
A few little tips were passed along. For flocking, don't bother with the expensive adhesive, or applicator. Use latex paint of a similar color, dump some of the flocking into the box, tap/shake around and pour out. Worked well. Also, I got to use a sanding mop - WOW. I've got to get one of those!
Anyhow, if you've never made a BS box, give it a try, they are fun!