Just before last Valentine’s day, having just completed the production run of shakers, balancers and bookmarks, I decided to try to surprise my wife with another piece of woorworking. She had loved the jewelry box, and told me she loved the maple and padauk together. I’d seen leonmcd’s valentine boxes, but couldn’t quite figure out how to make the drawer. Of course, I hit this roadblock AFTER I’d cut out the heart shape of the box… so much for planning ahead. I decided to do a simpler box instead, and made a cover made of two 1/4” thick pieces of padauk glued together, one small enought to fit in the box, the other slightly smaller than the overall width of the box. I rounded the edge of both before glueing them together, which gives the top a nice soft feel. The bottom was made the same way. This type of box wastes a profligate amout of wood, but it was for my loving wife, so… Her eyes popped nicely on Valentine day. She of course wasted no time in re-arranging her jewelry so she could put some in the new box.