Cut-offs tissue box cover

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Project by hobobanned posted 01-11-2016 03:00 AM 603 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to make some cedar framed storm windows for my new screen door and had some cut-offs I wasn’t going to let go to waste. The windows came out great and now I have a place to hide the tissues.

-- hobobanned

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 06:05 AM

That must have been a fun glue up. Nice use of leftover materials. Looks great!

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 01:00 PM

That looks amazing! Well done!

-- Sean Hollick ~

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 06:10 PM

Box looks wonderful! One of my future projects very soon. I like the finger joints on all sides.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-12-2016 11:14 AM

Very nice. I’ve been thinking about tissue box covers but have not decided how to make the oval hole. Yours looks great. Would you share your technique for cutting the oval hole in top?

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#5 posted 01-12-2016 03:28 PM

For the top I cut out an oval I liked on folded paper and transfered the shape to a piece of hardboard. Then, I used a drill and skill saw to cut out the middle of the oval and then put the hardboard on my router table with a strait bit and cleaned up the edges. I taped the template to my final work piece and used a a drill and skill saw to remove the middle, then I used a flush cut router bit with a bearing to follow the template and make a nice smooth oval. Now I have a hardboard template I can use again. Hope that is helpful.

-- hobobanned

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#6 posted 01-12-2016 05:18 PM

Wow, I’ve not seen box joints carried into the top like that before. That must have been a nightmare to align in your jig. Looks great.

I would say you have a tissue to cry with if the project didn’t come out right, but the projects are looking great.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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