Before I do any Intarsia for this project I first have to make the box. I chose a beautiful piece of 4/4 cherry, jointed one edge and ripped it down to the approximate width.(3 1/8”)
Back to the jointer to flatten one side and resaw to approximate thickness (9/16”)
Next step is at the planer where I take the stock down to final dimensions.( 3” wide x 1/2 ” thick
Over to the miter saw where all of the box side components are mitered to the proper length.
Dry fit Box sides 6” x 7” x 3” outside measurements
Next steps will be some glue-ups