February 27 blog post on the Woodcraft site. He referred to the second photo, a sassafras box with the top edge inlaid in contrasting woods.
The secret is to form an banding material from solid woods and veneers, and then to rout the edge of the stock for the banding to fit prior to cutting the joints. That way the veneer traipses seamlessly around the top edge of the box.
The same technique was used in making this walnut box that was recently returned from Fine Woodworking where it was photographed for a hinge review.
Make, fix and create...