I rarely make little things. Especially little wood boxes. Too precious. A person could pick up one of these little boxes, reading glasses lowered on their nose and examine every crevice! Who wants that? And, as it turns out there is a sub-culture of woodworkers dedicated to designing and building little boxes. And they act like its nothing! My friend Steve Altman (www.myworkshop.com) builds the most amazing little boxes…exquisite! And his website says something like, “they’re nothing really. Just a few little bits of wood and some glue.” I did not take any pictures inside of these little boxes…but there is nothing in them but my blue-ink signature. They’re empty vessels: they were made to honor a few very special teachers, whose calling is to help fill empty vessels.