|Project by Blackie_||posted 08-04-2013 01:04 AM||2069 views||4 times favorited||32 comments|
Here is another step away from the bandsaw, A mitered joint with splines box, I optioned Wenge to counter with the Spalted Hackberry, Wenge for the hinges, splines and the Hasp, the tray however is a bandsaw made tray as I wanted the rounded edges on the inside apposed to the sharp angle 45s so as to retrieve items better. This box was made from my stock pile of hackbarry that I actually harvested via chainsaw, all of the trees were already dead standing due to drought thus since they are cut from single logs I find it hard to do book matching on the ends.
Build This box has once again given me new challenges to conquer, the hinges and the hasp are a first, I used my new MLCS Multi Joint Making System for the finger joints on the hinges, I selected the 3/8 for the joint sizes, being my first time to make exterior wooden hinges, I ran into a slight problem once they were mounted, when I added the 1/16 spacer between the lid and the box and after the glue had cured on both ends of the hinges, I found that the lid was sprung open all the way around 1/16th so after tinkering and scratching my head a lot….. I came up with the idea that it needed a latch of some sort on the front of the box to bring it down so as to close the gap, after hours of research online and googleling it came to me…. A hasp! Lets build a hasp and it will match the hinges and I believe I pulled it off nicely I constructed a peg as a decorative item. It measures 12” x 6” x 7”
It is finished in a single coat of tung oil and a few coats of my own mixture of wipe on poly and a final wipe with paste wax.
Side Note Now if only I had one of the custom made pad locks that I’ve seen posted to finish it out. :)
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