|Project by otindashop||posted 05-12-2015 11:55 PM||928 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This box is made of Maple top and sides. The top is spalted fiddleback with some worm holes. I brushed off the live edge with a rotating drill brush.
The sides are 3” wide X 11” long and are box joints using the Leigh RTJ400 router jig.
The finish is 7 coats of polycrylic and several follow up coats of hard paste wax.
Now for the latch…I have made boxes with 3 styles of lids. The drop in lid that has no carry handle. The drop in lid with a carry handle and a standard hinge type latch. This style with the cabin latch which is my favorite.
Unlike generic latches, this latch swings out as well as perpendicular making it easy to latch. It is a Baldwin 0950.102 swivel cabin door hook 2.5.
Because it swings lower than the sides of the box, I put the latch at an angle and then found out it is easier to open the box that way anyway.
The sides and ends are standard box joints using the Leigh RTJ400 jig.
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