|Richard Whitehouse. Silversmith & Jeweller|
|How to make a silver box|
Step 1 Take a pair of old 6" or 8" files
|Step 2 Heat and bend the tang on each file|
|Step 3 Grind the ends of the tang as shown. One should be ground at 90 degrees and the other at 45 degrees|
|This is how they should look from the side|
|Step 4 You can case harden the ends if you are going to do a lot of box making|
|Step 5 Cut and mark out your silver sheet as shown with a scriber ready for cutting|
| Step 6 Clamp the metal down using a
steel rule and two G Clamps. Draw the cutter with the
single 90 degree angle along the scribed line next to the
steel rule until it makes a shallow cut.
Step 7 Remove the clamps and the ruler. Use the 90 degree cutter to cut a deep cut (not quite through the metal). Repeat the process on all four lines.
Step 8 Cut out the corners
with a piercing saw and file to 45 degrees. Fold up box
and solder. Make top. Solder on, finish box and polish.