|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-22-2012 09:58 PM||3108 views||13 times favorited||41 comments|
This is a little box I just finished for storing my pegs and jokers game. It is made from 3/4” quarter sawn white oak and it is stained with Michaels Cherry stain from the Amish shop Shipshewana, Ind.
The box has an integral hinge but it is the weak sister of the box. I already broke out the wood once when the lid tipped back too quickly. I need to add a small cable restraint to hold the lid from moving too far back. I installed a brass bushing and guide pin in the front wall to keep it aligned because it is so long.
The lid with the handle is an experiment that I wanted to try. The sides and the bottom of the box are joined using a lock miter bit. The top was added separately. I resawed the top, shaped the handle, and then glued it back together. I had two blind 1/8” dowels in the handle to line it up for the reglue .
When I went looking for a hasp, I spotted one that swings into a pin with a hole in it but it looked kind of chincy so I made one out of brass. I added a shot of the parts I had to make. The ball is soldered on for a handle and it works pretty slick.
It is finished with clear matte spray.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!