Design for a dock box easy ways to make money on the internet – web only article

Whether by choice or force of cir­cumstance, increasing numbers of us are sailing out of marina slips easy ways to make money on the internet rather than off moorings. For anyone using a slip or dock as home base, a dock box is a handy receptacle for spare lines, fenders, paint, varnish, tools, and miscellaneous gear. Also, a solid dock box can make a useful, if low, work bench, and sometimes serves as a step for a boat with easy ways to make money on the internet high topsides.

The size of the box should, at a minimum, be 4′ by 2′ by 2′. If space and regulations permit (check your local conditions and regulations) a box up to 8′ long can be useful. Lengthening the box much above 5′ will require the addition of another pair of blocks or easy ways to make money on the internet feet to support the center of the box. The box is bolted to the dock by carriage bolts easy ways to make money on the internet driven up through the dock, the support blocks, and the box itself with the nuts inside the box. Since carriage bolts have no edges or slots on which easy ways to make money on the internet a wrench or screwdriver can get hold, only someone with access to the in­terior of the box and, hence, the nuts, can easily remove the box. Use 3/8" diameter galvanized bolts.

When measuring and cutting the top, allow extra length at either end so that 1" x 3" side pieces may be at­tached, and allow an additional extra inch at the front so easy ways to make money on the internet that after the top is hinged, the 1" x 3" front piece will clear the front edge of the box easy ways to make money on the internet body when swinging closed. Although the exact front to rear depth can be work­ed out on paper, it’s easier to allow a bit extra, mount the top temporarily, and then work out the exact dimen­sions with trial fittings.

While several different types of hinges could be used, two or three simple, stout, bronze or galvanized steel hinges will rust away in a easy ways to make money on the internet salt at­mosphere. The hinges should be set in mortises cut deep enough easy ways to make money on the internet into the up­per, rear edge of the skin and 1" x framing so that the top of the box, when fastened to the hinges, lies flat, level, and flush on the top of the lower part of easy ways to make money on the internet the box when closed.

If deep-leaved hinges are used, the 1" x 4" framing may require addi­tional layers of wood in the way of the hinges easy ways to make money on the internet so as to supply adequate landing places for the hinges. Fasten the hinges to the box body with long screws easy ways to make money on the internet or bolt through the framing. Once again, use galvanized screws or bolts with galvanized hinges, bronze fastenings with bronze hinges.

While no dock box is proof against a really determined easy ways to make money on the internet thief, casual van­dals can be discouraged by bolting the hinges to the easy ways to make money on the internet top. Use round head bolts with the heads outside. The bolts should pass through the top and hinges, and, after the nuts are drawn tight, the exposed, excess threaded shank should be cut short, then peened over. If this is done, and a stout hasp and lock are used at the easy ways to make money on the internet front, the box will have to be torn apart before a easy ways to make money on the internet vandal or thief can get to its contents.

As already mentioned, 1" x 3" side and front pieces on the edges of the top easy ways to make money on the internet should come down outside the perimeter of the box body, and these will prevent most water from enter­ing those sides. The plywood that forms the top should overlap its 1" x 3" framing. The rear edge must be weatherproofed by a canvas or easy ways to make money on the internet vinyl cloth strip running the length of the joint between easy ways to make money on the internet the top and back of the box body. The edges of the strip should be held down with easy ways to make money on the internet lengths of metal half round: brass, galvanized, or stainless steel.

Adequate materials may make more sense than ideal ones. Lumber yard pine; exterior grade plywood; galvanized nails, bolts, and hardware; and “plastic resin” glue will make a good job . . . Plastic resin glue, by the way, is available in hardware stores under a variety of brand easy ways to make money on the internet names. It’s not the same as liquid white or yellow carpenter’s glue; rather, it’s a urea based powder which comes in cans. You mix it with water to form a syrupy iiquid. Because it can’t stand boiling, it can’t be called waterproof, only water resistant. For practical purposes on our dock box it’s fine except if you’ve used oak. With which it sets up a chemical reaction.

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