Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bill Hudson

New project ?

Recommended Posts

Bill Hudson

I am thinking of making a strong box as my next project.  I have three choices, 1) a steel strong box with hasp, 2) a wood and steel Wells Fargo strong box with hasp or a solid steel 

3) Wells Fargo strong box with a complicated bar latch mechanism with a key lock back up. 

 

3) building in 1/12th would make a very delicate key of the working lock so I would prefer to do int in a larger scale.

 

I am kind of fond of the wood and steel box.

 

Feed back appreciated.

 

 (1)   post-35-0-61678100-1447050105_thumb.jpg

 

 (2)    post-35-0-38359100-1447050080_thumb.png

 

 (3)    post-35-0-20566600-1447050129_thumb.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ElgaKoster

Well, I kind of lean towards the wooden box too...and I always think it is best to make the one you like the most, otherwise I find the enjoyment in the making goes awol.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bob McGinnis

Bill, after seeing a larger photo of the #1 box I do like the Wood and Metal.  Its a hard  choice.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bill Hudson

While I kind of like box #2 I have found out it is just a fake reproduction of a box that does not really exist. Probably made in China, India or some where like that. I see a lot of these kind o things appearing antique stores supposedly sole as authentic and it angers me. For a while it was fake antique doll carriages.

This little box (may look familiar to you) is beginning to look good to me too.

 

post-35-0-03776400-1447352511_thumb.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bill Hudson

I have decided to try the Wooden box, once I figure how to do dovetails.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...