|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-09-2014 12:59 PM||1188 views||11 times favorited||27 comments|
This started out as making one game for the grandsons of a friend of mine but I thought I might like one too so I made another one . I had a couple parameters for them in that I did not want any holes in the outside and I wanted to put the bottom covering in from the bottom and not have to try to cut a rectangular piece of something and get it to fit perfectly all around.
I started with a lock mitered box with no top or bottom. The bottom edges were rabbeted for the bottom to be inserted and the blind holes were drilled for the brass rods holding the number tabs and the round cross bar stop for the tabs. The 4 box pieces were completely finished on the inside as were the number tabs. The box was glued together with the rods and tabs assembled.
Then I glued in the bottom that is covered with red leather. I taped off the inside of the box and finished the outside and assembled the top to the box. The brass pin in the front serves as the latch. Slight force will lift it.
The laser lettering on the lids was done by Mike at Awards Pro Shop. The 5th shot shows two options you have when shaking the same number. The last shot is the instructions for the game that is in each box.
This was made from material just laying around the shop. All I had to buy were the numbers from KlockKit. That was the hardest part- cleaning the numbers. The glue that came on the back of them would not hold at all and certainly not when you bang the tabs down. I had to scrape it off, wash with lacquer thinner and sand the backs before putting them on with epoxy.
The box frame and the lids are solid walnut- one has a maple edge because I did not have a big enough piece of walnut for the second one. The tabs are some left over East Indian Rosewood sapwood and the bottoms are walnut faced plywood. They are finished with wipe on satin polyurethane.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!