|Project by Bernspen||posted 12-25-2015 03:05 AM||596 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I had this small amount of QS white oak . . .
Easier to make than I thought. A simple box on the bottom, and for the top, I used a router to cut two half round pieces in some oak plywood. The horizontal pics are 3/4 square, except I ran them thu the table saw an took them 6 degrees off center, so they’d kinda arch. I’m sure there’s a math way to figure the angle, but I took a wild guess with some scrap and it worked. Chalk one up to dumb luck. go figure.
I bought the hinges and the clasp at the hardware store, and the leather handles came from ebay (the brass parts) and the Goodwill store (a leather belt.) Drilled some 1/4 inch deep holes, and used 18 inch pins o attached the horizontals. The walnut dowels are fakes, just covering up the holes where the pins are.
If I do another one, I want to use 2 clasps, so I have room in the center for some sort of knob. Because pirates want knobs on their treasure chests.
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