I finished profiling the Lid frame and then applied stain to the overall box.
Lid edge profiling:
I used a roundover bit on the frame but as I forgot to do it before the glue up I had to set up my router table to do the work upside down.
I placed a guide on the fence and raised the bit to profile the edge.
Inverted the lid and held it against the fence and upper guide and away I went.
I didnt take any shots as it was a bit unweildly to handle let alone try and photograph as well.
Sanding prep work was then done starting at 80g and finishing at 120g this removed any straglers and finished the slope perfectly
I could not get the exact stain I wanted and settled for a Sikkens external deck stain product.
Applied with a brush and finished with a cloth pad
It produced the finish I was looking for.
A different view, it is actually stained just a light trick I think.
-- Regards Robert