I built these boxes several years ago. The “Ear of the Dog” was designed by Artisan Tony Lydgate. The first picture shows the board the box was cut from. It’s a mystery board given to me over 15 years ago and I forgot what it was –it’s local to Illinois. The feathers, ears and strips are Padauk. I modified the original design by making the lid swivel instead of the pull off style. The hole for a brass pin was drilled from the bottom since this is a short box. I also added a bevel from the base to the bottom of the ears. The second box follows the original plan using spalted curly maple and various other scrap pieces. Both bottoms lined in black velvet and finished with Danish Oil. They are basically 4 ¼ x 4 ¼ x 2 ¾ . Comments and suggestions are appreciated.. thanks for looking!