The latch is based on a real antique latch from the 18th century, here is my mini version.
The body of the latch was made out of a solid piece of 2mm thick brass, with a 1,2mm hole drilled into it for the bolt part of the latch, I used a spring on the bottom end of the bolt to ensure that the latch will stay in the closed position...we don't want teacups flying all over the place :-) The tiny knob was turned on the lathe and threaded to screw into the hole that I drilled and tapped in the bolt.
And here it is finished and installed on the table.
Time for tea I think.
Have a great week everybody.