Hex Nut Swivel Lid

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Project by sultanofsawdust posted 10-13-2015 01:08 AM 1911 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a salt cellar box with a swivel lid, but didn’t want to see any evidence of the swivel mechanism. My solution was to embed a hex nut in the lid, and a bolt in the box, both secured with epoxy. Here’s the write up I did, showing the build process and descriptions:

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 03:06 AM

Wonderful little box. The birds eye looks great with the walnut.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 11:41 AM

Nice little box.

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#3 posted 10-14-2015 02:34 AM

Good looking box, nice touch with the top!

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#4 posted 10-14-2015 04:36 PM

Nicely done and thank you for the how-to info on your site. I am just starting a swing top jewelry box for my granddaughter and was wondering how I would build the hinge. You information solved that problem for me!

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