I recently took a Router Joinery class at Santa Fe Community College where one of our projects was to build a box and base using some of the router joinery techniques taught in the class. I decided on this keepsake box which is made from walnut and bubinga. The base contains 12 small mortise and tenon joints while the box is joined with dovetails. Other router work includes the hinge mortises, splines on the mitered joints for the tray and a very small mortise to accept the handle for the lid. Oh yeah, the inside corners of the legs where the box sits in were done on a router table as well. I finished this with two coats of tung oil followed by three coats of a tung oil/resin finish. Lots of fun!
– Larry Schuh