The worn paint finish on the tally trunk is flaky so I did not wax and was very cautious in cleaning the spider webs and dust. A white moisture ring cleaned off with careful wiping.
DH's task was to create a wooden hinge for this very old pine dovetailed Tally Trunk (tally meaning money collecting/banking).
The 'other' hinge was missing on the trunk. This is the intact wooden hinge, carved to fit the receiving hole in the lid.
DH found a piece of 'same width' fir.
The hand made nails had to be removed and since they were not going to budge they had to be filed down.
Close up of the beginning of the fitting. The sawtooth edge you see is the interior lid of the tally box.
The new 'hinge' was fitted into the receiving hole in the lid.
The outside and inside view of the repair and the watered down paint (which later received CeCeCaldwell's Aging Wax which made the repair blend in a bit better).
Below: Hinge repair and opposite end of truck original hinge
Tally Box inside trunk detail
Detail of trunk front edge and keyhole
Detail of cast iron very rusty handle.
Back view of trunk
Another front view of trunk
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