I've only recently stood up my meager wood shop on my ~350 sq ft covered patio and Tuff shed. My father, who is a career carpenter, has spent his working life on commercial construction, concrete form/decking, and some commercial trim. Needless to say, he's pretty excited to finally have a wood shop where he can play around with lighter and finer materials as he nears retirement.
When I gave him Basic Box Making
by Doug Stowe, he went to town trying out many the techniques on some (more or less) free scraps I'd gotten thrown into a lumber/tool deal. Many of them have a lot of character.
This is his second or third box I believe, the first completed dovetailed item he's produced. The scraps weren't exactly labeled, but we think it features a top of Spalted Hard Maple, sides of Claro Walnut and a bottom of Curly Brazilian Cherry.
He was determined to do this project old world style. Everything was laid out with only a brass dovetail template, a depth gauge and pencil. All cuts were done with chisel and mallet.
The finish is two coats of oil-based poly.