This is the guy who modestly claimed to be a beginner with hand tools, but casually put together a dovetailed box while "testing" the saws and chisels. He also brought along some panels of his carvings, which were wonderful.
He just sent me photos of his tool chest:
"Western maple carcass, cherry and hickory tills, the top edges of the runners are ipe. Bottom is t&g pine"
Nice work, James!