I managed to get the drawer bottom, and hinge cleats pinned in place. After a good slathering of boiled linseed oil and turpentine, all that’s left is a few days in the sun.
I was also able to put a bit of carving on the lid. You’ll be able to see it in a day or two when I take more pictures and place this box in the wareroom. I guess it’s back to the old drawing board, to figure out what to build next.