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Hackberry Stash Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 10-12-2017 04:39 PM 695 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hackberry Stash Box. This little box was a challenge….....I was give a small piece of Hackberry….my first time with this species of wood…..and used almost every square inch of it to make this box. My only experience with Hackberry was folks complaiining about birds eating the berries and eaving purple stains on their cars and sidewalks.
The wood was just over 1/4 in thick, so that created some limitations… hinge type and placement. The wood was fairly easy to work, though. The corners are rabbet joints, and the top and bottom are set into dados. I was able to do a bookmatch glue-up for the lid.
The leaf is a three part glue-up to allow use of the natural grain for the leaf veins.
The box features a sliding, removeable tray, and both the tray and box are lined with soft brown leather. The box is about 8×6.5 and 3.5 inches tall and is finished with satin poly.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 10-12-2017 06:47 PM

Nice little box! I love hackberry. I’ve used it in quite a number of projects. It can have some interesting figure. Again, good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 10-12-2017 07:20 PM

John, what a beautiful top and concept. A knob inside the tray is an interesting idea. Nice work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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kiefer

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#3 posted 10-12-2017 08:14 PM

Very pleasing little box .
I especially like the book matched lid and leaf .
Love that you used local wood .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 10-13-2017 03:57 PM

This is a beautiful box and the wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-14-2017 12:16 AM

Beautiful box John! You have it down well…..keep ‘em coming!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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