I belong to a website called Worth1000 that holds art contests. They recently held a “Make a Small Wooden Box” contest, and I entered this:
It’s made out of a 5″x3″x3″ block of maple from a rejected baseball bat blank. I love working with reclaimed and reused wood. The knobs are tiny scraps of walnut from another project that I chucked into the drill press and shaped with sandpaper. It’s finished with thinned semi-gloss varathane.
Here’s the back:
It’s based on a set of instructions for a “Cracked Band Saw Box” from here, but scaled down significantly: http://www3.telus.net/wood/Cracked%20Band%20Saw%20Box%20Instruction.htm
I won the contest, with a score that places this in the top few entries in the history of the site. I’m kinda pleased. *grin*