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Project by otindashop posted 05-12-2015 11:55 PM 871 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Burt

-- Read and Write, thank a teacher...Speak English, thank a Veteran.





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ric53

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#1 posted 05-13-2015 11:57 AM

Cool cribbage board. I have a lot of live edge scraps laying around the shop and now I know what to do with them.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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otindashop

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#2 posted 05-13-2015 01:38 PM

Thank you Ric,

Yes, it took me a long time to figure this out. Now I have a way also to get the “spikes” off of birds-eye maple edges as well. I use the same tool. It will burnish and yet, to remove the spikes so the natural beauty of the wood is preserved and still useful.

Burt

-- Read and Write, thank a teacher...Speak English, thank a Veteran.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-13-2015 01:59 PM

It’s very unusual looking and nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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ralbuck

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 09:49 PM

Nice cribbage board!

I do like the live edge very much also.

-- just rjR

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otindashop

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 12:41 AM

Railbuck,

Thank you! If I had more space for pictures in my post, I would have sent a picture of the live edge removal tool I used. It’s one of those drill attachments with a ball of red colored scotchbrite attached. It cleaned it up fast and preserved the live edge shape and beauty of the wood.

Burt

-- Read and Write, thank a teacher...Speak English, thank a Veteran.

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JimInNM

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#6 posted 05-14-2015 05:39 AM

The box is great and i love the way you attached the latch, very unique.

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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otindashop

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#7 posted 05-14-2015 01:34 PM

Jimin NM,

Thanks for the compliment Jim.

These cabin latches are the cats meow for box clasps. Everything else in the latch category is too rigid and won’t swing out like the cabin latches do. However, so far these are the shortest cabin latches I could find, so when planning your box side height, that must be taken into account.

My back story on this is that I discovered the length of the latch to be too long after going linear on the box and so the offset is literally a mistake that turned out well.

Burt

-- Read and Write, thank a teacher...Speak English, thank a Veteran.

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JimInNM

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#8 posted 05-14-2015 02:46 PM

Thanks much for the info and for the reply. Have fun

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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