I started practicing box making and my first one is this “mistake”
. Spalted birch is too soft for dovetails so a miter box was tried. The corners did not match up very well and as I was looking at it the idea of a tissue box came to mind. With the resawing I end up with 1/2 ” and 3/8” after planing. Put the 3/8” on top and rounded the corners. The box was too big so I wedged it to make the box fit and put dowels in the bottom to hold the box in and this photo shows !https://s3.amazonaws.com/ljimg/lbjmfb1.jpg!
One thing I love about AK birch is the coloration that comes out with one coat of tung oil! I will finish it with Sam #1 (Sam Maloof’s blo, tung oil and urethane) and put it to use in our house. I enjoy figuring out these kinds of problems, reminds me of my years as a chef/cook when there was great joy from solving problems.
-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust