I was asked by my boss to build this cigar box for the company. This was my first attempt at a cigar box. Because of this fact I researched the science behind building one. I was surprised at how much spanish cedar is affected by it’s environment. And when I started hand carving the brazilian rosewood I ended up sharpening my tools many times throughout the process. It was well worth hand planing and scraping instead sanding before finishing. Overall I am pleased with the results and thought I would share.