I changed a few things, no1 adding an inlayed brass escutcheon, and no2 using a lid stay by brusso instead of the chain, no3 making the top till open instead of having a hinged lid. It is made with redwood pine but the runner cleats are made from oak for extra wear resistance. I also made the till thickness 6mm instead of 8 which made it even more challenging, the entire project from start to finish has taken me just over three months, it’s great knowing my tools have their place and I hope it will help prevent rusting over the autumn and winter months.
thanks, I got them from an ebay seller who specialises in recreating old handles, but I had a problem with the screws that came with them being bad quality, so I replaced them with brass ones just to be safe.
Nice job! That lid stay must have been pretty nerve racking that close to the edge. After all that work, I wouldn’t have had the nerve, but you got away with it.
lol I used a block of wood clamped to the inside edge, you definitely need it, even with that I was still a bit nervous, thanks.
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