|Project by Redoak49||posted 09-16-2015 04:11 PM||861 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a small puzzle and box for the puzzle.
The Puzzle of a Dragon was made from 3/4” Red Oak and finished with Danish Oil
The box was made of pine which was resawn and planed to 3/8” and the corners joined with dovetails. The hinge is a wooden dowel done like Cosman shows in one of his videos. The latch is actually two 3/16” diameter by 3/16” long magnets. After adding the magnets, they held so tightly that I added two small pegs for easier opening of the lid.
The box was actually a trial for making this type of wooden hinge and requires accurate routing of the groove for the dowel and also very accurate drilling of the ends of the dowels to accept the steel pins. If the holes are not centered on the end of the dowels, the hinges do not fit or work correctly. I have to admit that I spent way too much time get the holes drilled correctly.