My son and daughter wanted me to make them keep sake boxes. Honestly this project took months as I could never find the inspiration as to what they wanted. Finally, I was prepping wood for another project and my son asked me what I was doing? I said, I was prepping the wood, and he looked at me and said. “You haven’t even started our boxes yet?”. Well I knew it was time to really start putting my mind to this project. This is the finished project. A mansuline box to last him a lifetime. African Mahogany (left over wood from previous project) dyed with 7:4:2 combo (wood whisperer) of orange: dark brown, yellow general dye. First for many things in the project:first box, mitered joints, splines, veneer. I got the veneer from woodshow this February and absolutely love veneer now. Joe’s woodworking is an awesome reference for veneering.