You’ve spent hours handcrafting a dovetailed box, and it’s time to choose the hardware. A search through the hardware store and catalogs turns up nothing worthy. Why not handcraft your own clasp out of wood? Fine Woodworking contributing editor Christian Becksvoort demonstrates how to custom-make wooden clasps in designs ranging from a simple tenon and open mortise to triangular teeth cut with a dovetail saw, with closing mechanisms that incorporate small wooden pins turned on the lathe or metal pins in a variety of designs. from Fine Woodworking #179
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Adding hardware is often one of the trickier parts of a project, and this toolbox is no exception. In this video, Matt installs the door pins and lock in a way that ensures perfect alignment of the door.