When I received a graduation announcement from the daughter of two very good friends, (I had a hand in introducing them years ago) I wanted to do something unique. Their family traveled to San Francisco not too long ago, and I heard how they had done the whole Haight-Ashbury — Magic Bus — Sixties vacation there.
So, With some recently acquired Black Walnut and a bit of European Beech, I built a Peace Box. The peace sign was cut out on a scroll saw, and the top of the box was cut to fit the emblem. The Beech peace sign stands proud of the box surface by about 3/32 of an inch. I think it kind of evokes the Sixties. The inside trays are made of maple and lined with bright blue flocking. I thought about trying a tie-dyed pattern, but decided against it. The box is simply mitered at the corners with the top and bottom dadoed in to the sides. The box was constructed then the lid was detached with a quick cut on the bandsaw.
The box can be used for jewelry or trinkets or anything, for that matter. I hope it finds a nice home at college this coming semester.