I received a Care Package today, courtesy of our very own Bob Kollman!! Eight days ago, in part #6, I related little in the way of forward progress but I let it slip that I was about to pull the trigger on buying a sheet of Lexan to move things along… Well, the following day I got a PM from Bob, informing me that he had sent a load of Plastics my way!! It was supposed to be a surprise… He had gotten my shipping address from that other wily gift-giver David (Patron) and he told me it would be a good idea to wait… and save my money. I’m all for that, of course, and so I waited… While I waited, I putted around a little more with some details… Took the Hinges and Clasp from here:
I’m using Brass for the Pins this time. It cleaned up nicely! I marked where I wanted to cut first with a triangular file, and then cut with a Hack-saw…
I set the table saw at 45° and just-chipped the long corners of the three sides, rounding them over with a file to ease them, and sanded them again…
My patience was rewarded on Thursday, when the package arrived at my Parent’s House, but I didn’t get it home and open until today!! Needless to say, I’ve been full of anticipation!!
And here is what I found inside… :)
This is a fine gift, Bob, and I want to Thank You!! Just unpacking it, you got the old wheels turning… I see in my future some sort of router table set-up, templates galore, I think I even want to try to make a plastic box!! LOL!
But first, I want to finish this Flag Box… :)
Thanks again, Bob!!!
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.