I've been using small, cheap Walmart plastic tackle boxes to hold my flies and decided it's time to make something nicer. Scrounging through my wood pile, I came upon some sycamore cutoffs a friend gave from a rocking chair project. After a fairly intense session at the table saw , I came up with a few choice boards and built this. To get this effect with sycamore, you have to cut it to a true quarter-sawn section. That entailed ripping at an angle and changing the angle every few cuts to keep the grain lines at 90 degrees to the surface. If you get just a few degrees off of 90, this effect goes away and you're left with a fairly plain looking board. I'm imagining a boat built with accent strips of quarter- sawn sycamore.