Some ideas on how to make a box in one piece and then cut it apart to get a perfect fitting lid.
This is probably the most common woodworking project we take on. Did you know that the research suggests that a "wood" cutting board is probably the healthiest surface to cut on. Plastic gets score lines across the surface. Wood may do the same but wood has a self-healing ability that prevents the build up of unhealthy bacteria... and minerial oil is the cheapest and safest material to use as a food safe finish.