Step 1: Materials:
1/4"x6"x2' Red Oak. - $6
Brass hinges-aged - $3
Round slot head brass screws - $2
Brass corner pieces - $1
Post Screws/ Chicago Screws - $5
Leather FREE- take apart a purse
Glue - Gorilla glue from around the "shop"
Paint - $7 Hammered Copper
Sandpaper - had around the "shop"
Paper to fill.
Brush for glue/ toothpick
Utility knife/Blade to cut leather
Screwdriver- for assembly/ dis-assembly
Step 2: Layout
Step 3: Cuttin' Time!
Step 4: Painting
Spray on in thin even layers allowing time to dry between paintings.
A light sanding between coats will also give a much smoother finish.
Step 5: Hardware Prep
I took SOLID brass hinges/Screws and sanded the protective coating off. Then soaked in acetone , soaked in vinegar and salt, dried off. After the first time you should be able to see the little bits of coating on the brass you missed, sand them off and soak it in vinegar again. I soaked in vinegar for about 15 minutes, let air dry and did it again until it had the color I wanted.
The corner covers I colored with a black Sharpie and just sanded off, I tried the vinegar soak but it didn't seem to have much results.
The Screw Posts I did the same with the Sharpie and sanding but I think I am going to do it with black paint and sanding next time.
The brass screws I also cut down as they were longer than the 1/4" piece I was putting them into.
Step 6: Assembly- Hardware
First you want to install the hinges. After making sure everything dry fits together I put a drop of Gorilla glue in each pre-drilled hinge hole and on the ends of the screws going in there.
Then I glued and clamped the corner covers on and let the glue dry.
Step 7: Assembly-Leather Binding
To mark the holes I dry fit the screw posts and held the leather over the top and marked with a Sharpie and then cut with a razor blade.
After the holes were marked and cut I brushed the ares with glue to keep the fit and look tight and held with clamps until dry.
After it was dry, I trimmed the overhanging edges with a razor.
Step 8: Finished Captains Log Steambook
It's my first steam punk project and instructable. So be nice!
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