Tissue Box

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Project by Colin posted 10-14-2007 11:48 AM 2200 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This may look like an unusual present for celebrating a silver wedding, however I wanted to give a gift that would be used everyday and would be a useful item. The idea came from a book of Chip Carving techniques produced by Dennis Moor

The box is made from Lime with corner rebate joints at the corners, the lid is glued on and routered to provide a softer profile on the edges.

The design was drawn on and then chip carved. The long sides have the two year dates on them, with the ends having the first initial of the names of the happy couple. The finish is 5 coats of spray on polyurethane satin varnish.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#1 posted 10-14-2007 12:45 PM

nice work!!!

a lovely gift that will be treasured on a daily basis.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 10-14-2007 05:11 PM

Love it! I love the combined chip carving with the funtional Tissue cover. Nice job!



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#3 posted 10-14-2007 05:43 PM

I love it…the carving shows a nice artistic touch!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 10-15-2007 02:22 AM

Fun looking project. Lime is a lumber that is rairly seen in my travels. What is it like to work with ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 10-15-2007 07:24 AM

It will make a great gift. I have never seen anything made from lime before. Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 10-15-2007 03:29 PM

Very nice gift. I also have never heard of Lime, but it looks great.

-- Lori

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#7 posted 10-15-2007 04:00 PM

Very pretty!

You’ve given me an idea for a project my wife might actually welcome into the houser. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 01-11-2008 10:09 PM

Wow! Your chip carving skills are excellent! Never seen anything made from Lime wood but it beautiful.Such an even tone and apears to be soft textured,meaning smooth to the touch.Shows that there are so many types of wood that we overlook.
FYI: I know some people drop a piece of Lime wood in the aquarium, because it produces bubbles and therefore helps airate the tank.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#9 posted 01-11-2008 10:38 PM

That is nice as art. The fact that it is useful is a bonus.

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#10 posted 01-12-2008 12:47 PM

Nice carving!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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