|Project by BertFlores58||posted 04-21-2013 01:34 PM||1716 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This is actually my first experimental cylinder box… (much better to call it cylinder). My second one earlier done and posted. I used skewers on that second one. I do like the first one because this was the original plan. To make the wall of the cylinder, I have to glue strips of wood 1/2 width and 3/16 thick. A veneer acts as the wall to both circular lids … Bottom and Top then cut to length those strips and glue them together. I have angled the sides of the strips using a shooting board angled at 7 degree (I did not count how many wood strips will it be.
When glue is dried separate the lids and the wall… I sand to make it same thickness all the way. The finish wall made was 1/8 thick but strong enough. Finally, I glued the bottom by making rabbets using my circle cutting jig for router.
The hinge… I decided to use similar style like a manhole of a ship… This is the same method I used before. If you wish to see how it was made…. here is the link .. my blog on that… The only thing I worry is the circular form of the hinge… I use a dremel to shape the hinges and be able to follow the contour of the cylinder. It was a sucess.. The lid also did not touch the rim.
Actually, I want to make two latches (clamplike bolt to secure the lid… ) maybe next time.
Here is one sample wing nut type…
The materials are just ordinary varied. The hinge is Yakal and Narra. The hinge pin is 1/8 brass rod used for brazing. The lid and bottom plate are Philippine Mahogany recycled.
I hope you learn a bit on this process. BTW please note the pin is still long… I use that one for holding as it is still wet during picture taking.
Enjoy always on what you do… Thanks for viewing.