18th Century Wooden Tinder Box

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  1. Skab

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    Something I have want to try and make for some time now. Finally got around to it. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

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    Brass latch to keep it closed

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    Leather to put out the unused punk

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    It works great.

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    Only power tool I used was a band saw to cut the lit from the main body, used my spoon knife to dig out the inside. And forged the square nail for the pivot point.
     
  2. Kerri

    Kerri úlfheðnar Hobbyist Bushclass I

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    Dude thats awesome
     
  3. Mr. Tettnanger

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    Nice work, man. I like that brass latch.

    What type of wood is this?
     
  5. Skab

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    Pine I think. It was off of a pallet.
     
  6. Zorgo

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    That is very cool man! It really has the old timey look to it.
     
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    I've never seen one of those before. Gorgeous piece!
     
  8. Skab

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    I actually made two, I didn't think to make a latch on the first one. So I made the second. I want to get a crispa for the coffin shaped one.

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  9. mlp2147

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    Seriously! Is there nothing you can't make?
     
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    Those are awesome Skab, nice work.
     
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    Very creative. I like it.
     
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    I like it! You taking orders for any? If so put me on the list.
     
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    Really cool piece - so the leather patch smothers the punk wood in the bottom of the box? Or does it just keep the punk wood and other bits from getting all crumbled together?
     
  14. Skab

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    Just smothers it, but also keeps the flint and steel separate from the charred material.
     
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    that is awesome Skab.. i dig em' both, especially that coffin shaped one..:)
     
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    They both came out great but that latch is really nice! Another good use of pallet wood too. Love to see things re-purposed like that!

    -Mike
     
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    Well done Bro
     
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    Extremely Cool!
     
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    Seriously is there nothing he makes I don't want....
     
  20. WILLIe45

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    Looks good.
     
  21. Skab

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    I'm a tight ass, and dont part with my cash easily. So that means I have to either learn to make it or due without!
     
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    Great piece of gear! Reminds me, I need to drift the sight a wee tad left on my .32 cal squirrel rifle.
     
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    Great work! I really like them both
     
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    Your work is admirable. Thank you for posting.
     
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    damn, another thing to add to my todo list,

    thanxx mate, this is awesome.
     
  26. Skab

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    I feel your pain.....my list just keeps ever growing longer.
     
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    Nice! Down to the forging of the square nail. Thanks for sharing.
     
  28. Capt. Redbush

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    Those are great! On my to do list as well! Thanks for the inspiration.
     
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    Very well done Skab!

    Looks like it came out of a museum from a fur trapper's kit. I can see old Jim Bridger carrying around a tinder box like that.

    Can't wait to see whats next from you man...
     
  30. Newbie55

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    Very cool. Never thought of making one. Just keep my tinder in old chew cans or pill bottles.
     

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