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Treasure Box III - Post #8: Mechanisms

05-31-2019 01:08 AM by Patricelejeune | 4 comments »

In this new Treasure Box Series we actually wanted to add (on top of a bunch of marquetry) a bit more mechanic fun. Most of the hardware had to be made for us and we worked on this with Aaron Radelow. He is at the same time a great metal and woodworker and it was great to work with someone who understood what we wanted to do. The first challenge was that I wanted to make a dropfront out of this box. Finding a existing compass system that worked with our need and dimension did not succeed. Here is what we came up with A brass catch activated by a brass utton in a brass sleeve with a coil spring When you push on the brass button it glides in its sleeve and lower the catch, t...

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