This is my very first attempt at making a piece like this and as such i wanted to try and create it without the use of any kind of power tools...lol sounds easy but i can assure you it wasnt, the timber i used for this i got from a barn that was undergoing renovation and was part of a roof timber that was 400 years old. The timber was as hard as steel so cutting it into 5mm sheets was no easy feat.
The box is held together using wooden dowels and then surrounded in steel braces for extra strength.
In total i used 101 handmade rivets to hold the steel bands in place.
Both of these items were found by myself close to where i live while out metal detecting.
Dimensions of the box are 70mm width x 45mm depth x 40mm height.
My first attempt at a miniature strongbox that contains a genuine tiny treasure.