d made this box in Jan 2022 I never posted it because I didn't expect it to last with all the stress fractures in it, however advance to Apr 2023 and I pull it out and dust it off. As I checked it I was amazed it was still in its original shape and nothing had twisted, warped or fallen off. That prompted me to make the lid. Its Australian Red Iron bark a timber as hard as its name and not really suited to making Fine" woodworking projects. I estimate its over 100 years old. originally from Queenslander stumps, a build design for houses of timber construction and elevated to allow natural air flow under the house for cooling. to achieve the finish it was sanded to 360 or 400 G and polished with my mop and white abrasive.
I only built it originally to use my Gifkins Jig and amuse myself having something to do. I never expected it to live on or even end up being completed almost 12 months later. I decided to post it as the lid attracted quite a bit of attention from members and I thought it best to show my appreciation and reveal the rest of the project build. Enjoy.