I have volunteered to make a box for a our town historical society's
anniversary celebration. The box will be used to store a time capsule to be
opened in 50 years. It is to be stored in the "History Center" (not buried
or anything like that).
It should be roughly 12"x18"x8". I have been given no other specs besides
"about so big". They are comfy with me doing whatever I want.
I'm going to try to make this thing out of locally felled lumber. It will
likely be made out of ash for the main box, with fumed white oak for
accents such as molding, feet and perhaps a turned medallion for the top.
Simply because I think I can get local ash and oak and I think they would
look pretty decent together.
Here's my question: The top needs to be "sealed" in some way, not
hermetically, but symbolically. How do I do this in a functional, obtrusive
yet attractive way?
That is, it would be nice to have some type of conspicuous
"seal/clasp/whatever" that would have to be broken to access the content.
The procedure to open/unseal the box should be self-evident because none of
us plan on being around in 50 years.
I would appreciate any suggestions on a combination of closure mechanism
(hinges, top slides into groove, etc) in conjunction with some type seal to
"lock" the box.