Fruit 'n Nut

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Project by jbschutz posted 765 days ago 1738 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fruit ‘n Nut….aka….African Cherry and Hickory with hybrid half-lap corners and line detail continuing around the box. The lid is hinged with hidden pins. Finish: hand rubbed poly and wax. Lined with black velvet. Approx. 3.5×6 inches.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 765 days ago

Very cool design and nice box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 765 days ago

A very crisp and clean look. The lines work nicely, and the curved lid surfaces make you want to touch it. A nice one.

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

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#3 posted 765 days ago

JB, you did a fine job on theis box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 765 days ago

Very nice. I like the way the lines flow all the way around.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 765 days ago

Looks great!

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#6 posted 764 days ago

A great looking box. I really like the wood combination, teh lines and the way they wrap around the box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 764 days ago

this is very kool jb. I like the “stringing” and everything else about it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 764 days ago

Splendid box, great stringing with a very nice design. Very well done, nice job.

-- Tom D

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robert triplett

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#9 posted 764 days ago

A very nice little box. I have never used Hickory. Is that the wood that resembles oak. I was given a short piece of African cherry, but haven’t tried it yet. Is that the front or side wood?

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

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will delaney

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#10 posted 764 days ago

Very nice John!!! Another well designed and crafted box.

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Bob, Oregon

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#11 posted 764 days ago

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!

-- 73, Bob

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#12 posted 764 days ago

Great box. I love the stringing.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#13 posted 764 days ago


Lots of different things going on here, but it is fun. I like that your inserted strips meet at the corners, not easy to do. I especially liked your carved leaf box from a few projects ago. That was magnificent. I looked back on your body of work. It is impressive and shows lots of imagination. Note: If you bandsaw apart, insert strips, resaw, and 45 the corners you can make an undulating stripe that goes all around the box and matches at all four corners.

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 764 days ago

Very fancy! I thought the stripes were inlays at first but it looks like you cut with a band saw, added strips and glued?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 764 days ago

Such elegant simplicity! Lovely!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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