The lift off cover has angled sides that fit down into the box to keep it on. I believe the barn red paint to have been added in the mid 1900's. The dimensions of the sharpening set up are 13H x 16L x 6W inches, The grind stone wheel shows minimal wearing and no chunks out of it. It is very well maintained. The wood handle is pegged. The manual turning mechanism id functional as is the grindstone. This item weighs 20 shipping pounds. Ships free.