This was a Father’s Day gift for my Dad who collects cane fly rods. It was my first attempt at dovetails. The inside is lined with vegetable tanned cow hide that my wife dyed.
The top has Maple banding and the rim of the case is lined in Maple as well. This was more of an accident than an intentional design element. Once I decided to inset the case lid, I realized there was not enough clearance for the fly fishing reel so I improvised by adding two 1/8″ strips of maple to increase the clearance.
I used 3 coats of Danish Oil and wax for the finish.