We got several comments this past weekend at WIA about the bird's-eye maple box we were using to hold brochures on our Shaker-style bench. Several folks requested pictures. So here they are.
I built this box this summer to house some moulding planes I bought from M.S. Bickford.
It's loosely modeled after the School Box from "The Joiner and Cabinetmaker".
The handles, hinges, lock and escutcheon were all purchased from Horton Brasses.
The lid stay is a leather strap fastened with a couple extra screws that came with the handles.