what Gene is talking about... I dont even mess about with metal fittings, just use nice hard wood and countersink in reasonably deep for the ball ends
heres a drawer handle, look in the mirror on the left..
this one has a hinge, real basic..
Rick, I butt the end of the neck against the back of the box like yours....or how yours appears. I have used small hinges, but my favorite method is a simple flat piece of wood screwed into the neck with holes for the strings. WAAAY easy, feel free to flatter me by imitation! lol
rick i am partial to just shaping a tail piece from a piece of hard wood ....usualy a cut off from what ever i used for the fretboard or bridge. I have used hinges in the past also ...just look around tho the poibilities are endless if u see something u think u can make work odds are u can