This was my second attempt at a pen box made out of black walnut.
PEN BOX AFTER TAKING OFF CLAMPS, BUT BEFORE PUTTING both pieces threw THE JOINTER.
the box squared as best as possible. (i didnt use the planer in the very begining - too much snipe). Just before massive sanding job was undertaken.
Box sanded down with maple sides as shown. (the inside was not sanded yet). brass hinges are hidden in edge of the rear of the boxes.
everything clamped down, waiting for sides of box to be attach to main box.
Prior to finishing with boiled linseed oil.
and a finished project!