This box was a huge learning experience for me. I knew that I needed new tires and a new spring for my bandsaw but kept putting it off. Well it hurt me on this box but I had a deadline that was close so I thought I could sand the flaws caused by the blade not having enough tension. After I got that looking somewhat decent I began to shape the box. This was my first time using figured Maple and I remembered a video that Marc the Woodwhisperer done and decided to “pop” the grain. What I ended up with was a bunch of black dots. So I had to sand more than I wanted to. I was in such a hurry that I did not try it on scrap piece first, huge mistake. I only had 1 week left til the due date and then I get the flu. I somehow toughed it out and finished it the day of the promised deadline. Customer was very happy and it Santa gave it to a little girl Christmas morning and she is loving it I heard. I am back at work now and finally over the flu today hopefully.