Many of my projects I do not put metal in, no nails, no screws, just glue or locking joints used. I want to make a case, well several actually, and do not want to use any metal in them. Hinges, no prob, pretty much got those figured out. The cases will be laid flat, unlatched, and the top lifted. What I need is a latch, that will hold them closed, keep them closed until intentionally opened, and all wood.
Yeah, yeah, I know, I could get metal latches, and be done with it. If that's what I wanted, I would have already done it, and not be asking. I've done a ton of image searches on-line, come up with a lot of door latch designs, but little on case latches. Been doing heaps of thinking on it, and came up with a whole lot of Rube Goldbergl-ish designs, I didn't care for. Did come up with a lot of workable latches, but they all involved a part that was not intregal with the latch, and would eventually misplaced or lost, unless it was fastened on with a cord. Don'tt want that. Want something that any moveable parts are part of the whole, and can't get lost. So far, this is the best I've found, alho did come up with a similar idea on the same lines well before I ran across this. Wooden Urn Box Latch Mechanism - YouTube
So, anyone got any workable ideas on the subject? I prefer no metal in my projects because I sometimes recycle them, and don't want to hit any metal with my saw or planer, especially the planer, glue all the way.
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