Joinery Begins Thanks for all the comments. I had some time in the shop recently so I finally got started on the woodworking and joinery of the project. I played around with using all sorts of wood and veneer combinations for the case but in the end (at least for now) I've decided that the entire wood portion of the case will be curly maple which looks like this: First step was to cut it to size. Right now I am working on the front and the back frames: For the joinery I am using two different saws. For the cross cutting, I am using a crosscut filed Japanese style saw: And for the rip cutting I am using a Western style dovetail saw: The joint itself is a mitered dovetail that I adapted from an article in Fine Woodworking magazine. For this type of joint, especially since I haven't done dovetails before, layout is key: And starting with the hardest cut first: One more cross cut: The piece ready for rip cutting: Two cuts later: This particular piece was the top rail and apparently I forgot to take pictures of the vertical piece but it is basically the same thing with some chiseling to get the waste out. Here is the joint coming together: Its not perfect but its a good start. Here are both top joints done: And a little while later, all 4 top joints were done. The bottoms will be a little different so I did not do those yet: That's it for now, thanks for reading.