Open Box lid

A chunk of Red Iron Bark was the victim.
This started out as an off cut from No 2 Son's bench seat
 The table saw process :-
I marked it all up and determined how I would go about making a one piece lid.
 the first cut was to remove the material around the handle.
I set the saw blade height to 60 mm This gave eight blocks, 4x  60mm x 60mm  from all four corners 2x 60mm x 85mm either side of of the handle, and  2 x 60mm x 45mm from each end of the handle.
 I was then left with a Block in the center (soon to become the handle) 85mm x 45 mm
I the set the blade up to 66mm and carefully cut out the recess to be able to hold the handle.
This recess is about 10mm deep. (see picture 2)
 next I cut a recess all around the lid to fit the box this was 10mm x 10mm then trimmed to support a reasonably tight fit. (see photo 5) this was all initially done on the table saw to produce the raw result
 then a little saw kerf removal with a router bit and rounding over of  the edges completed the production of the lid.

it was then sanded and finally polished to produce the finished result (see photo 4)

 I hope that explains the process more accurately.

Regards Rob

Nice little box, like the one-piece top with the pull.

Main Street to the Mountains

Looks good

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

well i was wondering where youve been lately ? nice lid my friend.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

When I said put a lid on it... wasn't quite what I meant.

Did you make a one piece lid and glue a knob on it?

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Nice built in pull Rob, looks great.
I'd have gone the lazy way, resawed the board and added the handle after :)
I like the process and results, instant grain match 👍

I do fear for your fingers when you sanded that top, mine are already cramping up just looking!

Nice box too!
Thanks for posting this. Another technique I can use on future projects. 

James McIntyre

Good work Rob.