Ok, made some good progress today!
Found some screws the right size, and drilled the holes in the metal lid.
Next, put the stop screw into the box (neck), then routed the slot in the bottom of the slider, and fitted both to my satisfaction.
Then routed a cove detail on the edges of the top and bottom, using a 3/8” cove bit. I’d rather have used an Ogee bit, but don’t have one!
I sanded the top and bottom to 220, including the coves, the endgrain to 400. I forgot to sand the slider, so will do that tomorrow. When that’s done, all parts will be finished sanded!
Lastly, sprayed 2 coats (so far) of sanding sealer on the knob, sanding between coats. I’ll probably go another coat after sanding, and then the knob will be ready for paint.
That’s all for today!
-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN