The standard box, I would make out of hard maple. It’s a nice wood. It’s strong. It’s pretty. I’m happy to work with other woods, if you wish. Woods vary greatly in price, however, so the boxes would have to as well.
Hard Maple (standard): $650
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Walnut: $680 for $100%, $660 mixed with maple
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Genuine Mahogany: $750 for $100%, $680 mixed with maple
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Cocobolo: $900 for 100%, $850 mixed with maple
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Padouk: $850 for 100%, $800 mixed with maple
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This is the illustrated look of a box that is mixed with maple:
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Here are some pictures of the construction process on the most recent maple box. It’s almost entirely done with hand tools. The only time a power tool is used is to rough cut the initial pieces from the stock lumber, and a power planer takes them down close to their necessary thickness. Hand tools do all the finishing dimensioning. No sanding of the surfaces. I do use sandpaper to ease over interior edges that can’t be reached with a handplane.
So if anyone is interested, please let me know. Let me know what you’d like in terms of wood. If you’re serious about ordering one, I’ll put you on the list. It’ll have to be first come first served. These do take a while to make. If I get really efficient with the process, I think I can turn out one a week. I won’t take any payment until your box is finished, however.
Thanks for everybody’s feedback so far. It’s greatly appreciated.