Everybody liked the blasting caps’ box. Well, some of you liked it. OK, a couple of you liked it. There was some interest in dimensions. I am accommodating you and providing some more pictures and some limited dimensions.
The box is 14.25″ high by 6.25″ wide.
The lid slides up and off. It’s not a wide as it used to be. It should be abound 5.75″ wide but has shrunk to 5.375″. (5 3/4″ to 5 3/8″)
Handle is about 1″ diameter turned down to 0.625″. (5/8″) Handle center is 1.125″ (1 1/8″) down from the top. Sides extend 3.625″ above the vertical. Dovetail is for a latch. It is centered and 0.75″ wide by 2.625″ (2 5/8″) deep. I don’t know why the short angled kerfs exist.
Box is about 5″ deep. 3″ radius on the top curve.
The other side is similar,
Back is rabbeted in on all four sides. Top and bottoms dividers are full sliding dovetails.
Back is pegged at the top.
Lower divider is 1.25″ up from the bottom.
Boards are all ≈ 0.5″ thick. It is 9.4375″ (9 7/16″) from outside to outside of the dividers.
Lid is as wide as it is and around 9″ tall.
No dimensions, just an interesting picture.
If you would like a detailed SketchUp drawing feel free to make one. I’m not going to stop you.
Tonight’s new subject is actually a late 19th century ballot box from Vermont, or so the auction house says. My first ever intentional live auction win. I might have paid too much but really only $25 over the underbidder.
Ballot box is 17″ by 10″ by 9″.
Wood is 0.625″ (5/8″) thick. Five sides of burl of an unknown species
It has a slot in the middle of the top. I assume this is where the voter stuffed the ballot.
Another slot on the bottom to remove the ballots. Note, the bottom is not burl.
A sliding door to keep the ballots inside the box until needed.
Nothing much to see here but I like the burl.