|Walnut and elm|
The challenging part is making simple routing templates to shape the lid to provide a tab for opening the lid and front of the box where the lid will fit. The more challenging part will be making it easy for my readers to do the same thing. I carved the prototype by hand using chisels and a sloyd knife.
So the question nags. Is it better to make procedures and processes easy so students learn from their success, or leave those things obscure so that students learn from their failures?
This box is made from elm and walnut. The finished design will have miter keys at the front corners. As a variation of this design, I'll add commercial inlay strips on both the front and back. The finished boxes will be gently rounded to fit in a pocket. I'll also do do a deeper model to hold a larger number of cards for desktop use.
Make, fix, create and encourage others to do likewise.