Several experiments, I discovered I needed a belt sander to reasonably sand the faces (don’t get a Central Machinery Brand) discovered way too late I had made a mistake but I do like the effect. discovered I have 2 maybe three pairs trying to get one to work. just getting this far was the focus so I am not sure where to go with it.
They could be individual boxes with the dragonhead lids, or the lid of a much bigger box of two or more glued side by side, or all six sides in a hexagonal box. or perhaps just framed as is?