|Project by BertFlores58||posted 12-08-2012 10:56 AM||2489 views||10 times favorited||21 comments|
This is a two tone project—a series of my projects using only two types of wood for the boards to be used. Made from recycled Narra floor parquets (original 2×6 inches per pc) and a white lauan (not sure because the wood was assume to be from Malaysia) also recycled from previous 2×3 division frames.
The box was constructed in a miter box method with lid and lippings. You can see the process in this blog.
Hinge – wooden hinge but just normal groove and spline (Thanks Paul (Shipwright) for the method and idea.l) The process I made can be seen on my blog
Latches – This is the second attemp I made for wooded latches. The first one was done for the cylinder. However, there are some changes. I drilled the pinholes using the router by sliding the wood to the bit. The router was mounted horizontal with my guide fixed to the pin center radius. I slide the piece to the guide. This has eliminated the error using drill press or the groove method. It is also very strong as the original wood are precisely drilled without uneven diameter. The allignment to the wood is also perfect parallel to the surface of the wood. Sorry, I forgot to take photos.
Note that I was also able to use the ebony (kamagong) for the anchor. These latches were strong and are more concise.
Probably, with the technique I used for the latches, I can make other projects that requires hinge actions. Only the choice of wood and its availability must be the most important part. The ebony is not good on the hinge action as it splits due to its brittleness.
Till next time. Hope you enjoy those wooden hardwares installed.
Have a nice day.