Several years ago, a friend of mine made this cedar box and I helped with the
finishing. I also made the unique top to the box. The box is made from 3/8"
cedar and it measures 8¾" x 6" x 4".
The design on the top of the box is the symbol for a Japanese martial art
called Kenseido that I was studying and teaching at the time. I cut the
design with a scroll saw out of two pieces of ¼" thick cedar. The outer
part of the design (circle with inscribed diamond) is all one piece. The
character in the middle is all one piece as well.
I finished two of the boxes exactly alike. I kept one and gave the
other to my lead instructor when he moved back to Japan.