Hickory /African Cherry Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 1162 days ago 1234 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a little box that had a mechanical-looking lift. The lift actually does nothing but stop the pin-hinged lid from rotating into the box, but I think it is a good look. The box is Hickory and African Cherry and is about 5.5×3.25 inches and finished in spray poly; and the bottom is lined with black velvet See more at:

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 1162 days ago

Nice web site. I like the bonzai box that shows up when you go to boxes.

This box here is very nice. Interesting lift.

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#2 posted 1162 days ago

Another beauty, John. Keep them coming!

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#3 posted 1162 days ago

Another in your seemingly endless supply of creative lifts. I really like the faux latch lift! Nice little box.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 1162 days ago

Very nice John, another beauty with a creative lift !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 1162 days ago

Handsome work John… I’m really liking the latch set up….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 1162 days ago

Great looking box John, nice job.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 1162 days ago

I think I got some of my inspiration for lifts from you. I looked over your projects and remembered seeing how you had done the lift on a few that I later emulated (copied!) on some of my boxes. thanks. Middle school language arts huh. tough act!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#8 posted 1159 days ago

Another Very Nice Box, Your imagination and fine construction methods always produce a pleasing look, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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