My first “real” box and my first project posted to Lumberjocks. Made this last year for my oldest daughter to commemorate her graduation from Navy boot camp. Materials are Big Orange Box red oak and redwood. The redwood started life as a rather wet fence board. I cut it to rough dimensions and took a skim cut on both sides using a router surfacing jig. After a couple of weeks in my 90+ degree, zero humidity garage it was much drier and had a nice bow to it. Another session on the surfacing jig and it was flat and ready to go. I used the redwood to remind her that wherever her Navy career takes her she’ll always be a California girl (ironically enough she’s currently stationed in San Diego). Lining is a blue felt; stop hinges are from Brusso. Finish is Watco Danish Oil (Natural).