The initial design, this may change slightly as we go along but the dimensions and overall shape are close. The box will be built out of mahogany for the sides and lid. the sides will be resawn out of 8/4 mahogany to allow a full grain match at all four corners. The lid panel will be made out of birds eye maple and the feet and mitered keys will be ebony.
First step is to get the material ready for the sides, top and bottom of the box. Here you can see the bottom panel glued up; you could use a piece of ply wood or mdf here because we will be lining the bottom with felt, BUT to add that little extra touch for those situations where someone turns the box over and sees a solid wood panel just makes the difference between a hand made box and one produced in a factory.
Here's my resaw setup for now, I picked this jig up from Charles Neils resaw DVD. you draw a line down the board to be resawn, then cut a shallow curf on the table saw. Next, you run the board through using the single point fence as a pivot point. You can't cut paper thin veneers with this setup but it makes quick work of cutting a board in half.
A simple miter sled that I built which attaches to the stock miter bar. A stop block is used to make sure that each each set of the sides are the exact same length.