I had a glued up maple box sitting on my shelf for years from a finger joint experiment but the 3/4" wall was way too thick for its size and not usable. Now I pulled it out to reduce the wall thickness to 3/8" on the CNC. That allowed me also to give all edges a generous bevel and make the box look less "boxy". The lid is embellished with a v-carved guilloche pattern inlay and monogram and hinged with maple barrels on a 2mm steel rod. The guilloche pattern is generated with an external program
and imported into Aspire for the v-carve inlay method and cut from padauk for good contrast with the maple lid.
Some pictures along the process in the following posts:
Shaping the outside of the box (held in place on the disposable board with vacuum). This is my longest reach 6" ballnose bit but it barely made it:
Shaping the inside:
Inlay male and female are cut. It did not carve that cleanly, maybe my bit was dull or cut too fast. But it did not affect the result much:
Inlay glued and sanded, hinge groove prepared: