jfc wrote:Thanks Jacob , i like the detail at the bottom where it curves away allowing for a bigger tray . I wouldnt of thought of that .
Actually it split there which is why there is an angle iron on the outside, but the curve would make it a bit stronger.
The tray doesn't go right in - it sticks out a bit when the lid is closed, to form a lip inside the lid edges.
Weight is kept in the bottom - plane, hammers, brace, axe, etc to make it more stable.
It's well thought out IMHO. We all had to make one and you didn't get your own tools until you had produced a good box. At the time (1982) it would have been the most difficult thing I'd ever made.
Sorry snaps are crap I've got to improve my act!