It's been amazing, watching a board of wood be transformed into a beautiful box. Here's my version of the process (warning: I am sure I'm not using proper furniture-making terminology here so if you're a carpenter, forgive me!):
It started with this giant board of Royal Cedar, 22" wide by 10' long
After cutting and planing the boards much of it was reduced to these shavings on his workshop floor (the kids love playing with those thin curls of wood, and so do I. A craft project just waiting to happen!).
cutting the dovetails
the separate pieces ready to be assembled
And here's a shot of the box with the finish applied. I love how the dovetails pop in contrast.
"A" is working on the lid now, and once the whole things is complete I'll share some pics of that, too.
If you'd like to browse some more of A's work, here's his portfolio.