Working with some spalted maple on a fun one-off piece. It's going to be a "letter box" or a "lap desk" or a "portable desk." George Blackledge described one to me a few years ago. I wish people still wrote letters. I realize how pompous and righteous that sounds when in all honesty, I rarely write letters other than thanking someone for a gift or an experience. In the modern world, we want an immediate response. This letter box is going to someone who doesn't know the urgency of instant messaging, yet. She is still mesmerized by the experience of snail mail.