My daughter-in-law wanted a “Prayer Box” for a shelter she volunteers at.
Def: " A prayer box is simply a container where you can pray by writing a note to God. Think of it as a mailbox to God."
Seemed like a fun project and I wanted to build-in a locking mechanism… just for fun.
- 1/2" Oak with Walnut splines.
- Stained natural
The most challenging part was finding a way to fix the cross’s axle to the rotating lock.
It needed to be robust but adjustable and removable.
I ended up with a simple split-dowl which is tightened with a wood screw.
I never cease to be impressed with how accurate your cuts must be to get a box to be square in 3 dimensions with a gap-free lid.
This one I modelled on Fusion:
Here is how it turned out:
Here is the surprise lock: