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