Making custom brass hardware
Clark Kellogg shows you how to make your own metal hardware using many of the tools you already own, plus a handful of others.
Synopsis: When you’ve spent months designing and building a future heirloom, why settle for hardware that looks store-bought? You can make your own using many of the tools you already own, plus a handful of others. Here’s a list of what you need to get up and running to make your own hardware, and a starter project that will teach you the skills you need.
Although I like to think of myself as a woodworker, almost every project I build tends to involve at least a few metal components, if not by design then by necessity. Commercial hardware is generic in both style and function, and therefore often poorly suited to the task. If I’m going to spend months designing and building something intended to outlast me by 100 years, why settle for hardware that looks store-bought or mediocre?
The good news is that you already own many…