Installing Campaign chest hardware – part 5: Setting the bracket corner straps

The bracket corner straps that I used were made from a short piece of thin brass that was drilled and bent. In order to install all of them, don’t ask me how many, I devised a template. Here too (like in the templates for the sunken handles before) I used a three strip construction, made from 3/4” plywood. The middle strip matched the corner's width. While gluing the template together I made sure that the middle strip would protrude from the three strip sandwich. This way it could be used as an indicator, or a pointer, for the centric location where the routing should take place. After routing, I used a chisel to square off the corners of the recesses, then I installed the corners and their screws.

Notice how the middle strip protrudes from the three strip sandwich. This way it could be used as an indicator, or a pointer, for the centric location where the routing should take place.


 

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Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.