I’ve been reading a couple of books by Doug Stowe, so my work has been influenced by what I’ve read. These boxes are more a less a straight copy from Beautiful Boxes with Inlay Techniques. A friend who has a furniture shop gave me some exotic hardwood offcuts just about the time I bought the book, so the two came together very nicely. I also used these to experiment with mini barrel hinges and barbed hinges. I’ve struggled with (avoided using) hinges for a long time, so that’s something I’m determined to resolve.