Another One Bites the Dust!

Picking up where I left off yesterday, I formed pintles on the back piece, and cut the hinge cleats.


Before pinning the carcass together, I cut out the pine bottom and chamfered all four edges.


I cut a pine lid, but only chamfered three edges. The back edge was left square. With all eight parts cut and fitted, I pinned the carcass together with 1/8 inch pins. The carcass was then pinned to the bottom. The lid was glued and pinned to the cleats while attached to the pintles. This saltbox, measuring, 4″ H x 8″ W x 5″ D, was then slathered with a 50:50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and turpentine, and placed in the sun to darken.


With a saltbox added to the collection, I’ll continue with yet more treenware. Perhaps I’ll make a wall-hung saltbox next.



4 thoughts on “Another One Bites the Dust!

  1. Tom Baker September 14, 2018 / 6:51 am

    This box looks great, a great example of handcraft workmanship of the past. Do you also use old traditional hide glue on the cleat – lid assembly?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ron Aylor September 14, 2018 / 7:03 am

      Thanks, Tom. I just use Titebond Original Wood Glue and pins.


  2. Dave Polaschek September 14, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Good looking little box, Ron!

    Liked by 1 person

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