This is meant to be a “man’s box” for keys, spare change, wallets- a catch all for your pockets at the end of each day. It was a lot of fun curving the sides with a handplane and the inside via coping sled on the table saw.
The two lids are of solid spalted alder and maple. It has hand-carved handles of wenge and paduk .
The main box is mahogany, the inner box of walnut.
oil and wax finish, of course…
I’m fond of making my “mustache” handles.