I recently traded a friend my digital art skills for some soldering and patina skills. I taught myself to dovetail (see record table post) and set to work on some Christmas presents for my family. I made three boxes from poplar and bronze; one for tea, one for cigars and one for miscellaneous items. The cigar box has a poplar exterior with bronze lining and a built in humidifier to keep the cigars moist. The tea box is 1/2 inch poplar with a beaten bronze inlay, and the miscellaneous box is bronze with poplar lining.