Well, this is going to be very long very infrequent build thread since this is occurring during the semester as I return to school. I plan on working at last half a day once a week while at school but the school work will still be the main priority. So the first part of this is the fact that I needed a vacuum press to really get the results that I wanted. I did a lot of reading on the joewoodworker site and decided on the excel1 continuous run system. It came in the mail yesterday and get everything set up and sealed off. The next step for me is working on making the vacuum bag. I bought 30mil vinyl from the veneer suppliers website. I have the glue for the vinyl and the roller and the valve stem now I just need to get things assembled. Making this bag or at least getting started will be a portion of my work this afternoon, this will make a decent sized bag once it's all done. Figured I'd make it a little bigger so I have room for some bigger projects later on and won't have to make a bigger bag right away. So for the box itself, this is the basic sketchup model for what I'm going for. I am trying to model this after one of the users over at Lumberjock's site named "RogerBean" and his maple burl box. However I am adding a drawer into it so it will differentiate a little bit from his process. The hardest part will be the two meet ups of two curves that occurs on the front of the box. This is just the baseline design and I'll be working a little to update it for the drawer addition. Some of this work will be done with a CNC router that the woodshop at my school just bought. Normally I would want to do it all by hand, but if I have limited time to work, I can get a lot more of the veneer work which was the focus of this project for me and less time working on box shaping. Looking forward to keep working!