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Project by recycle1943 posted 04-09-2018 02:17 PM 1334 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wormy Chestnut tissue box using wormy chestnut resawed to 3/8” with mitered corners and walnut splines. It accepts a 1/2 size box of tissues (2 1/4” high) and sits on inserted shelf.
I use a self stick felt pad on the corners to soften the lid placement and they also allow for an additional 1/8” heighth.
Outside dimensions of the box are 11 1/8” x 7 1/8”
The lid has a 1/4” lip on the ends as well as the sides and it has the walnut inlay on the four corners. It will accept most valuables in the bottom and be hidden in plain sight.
There is 1 1/4” beneath the tissue box and the floor of the box and will conceal nearly any 1911 frame pistol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 04-09-2018 02:29 PM

nice box,buddy but I do not like any guns

-- bambi

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 02:46 PM

Nice box, the chestnut is a beautiful wood, well accented by the walnut, looks great. This tissue box adds a whole new meaning to “blow your nose”.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 04-09-2018 03:22 PM


nice box,buddy but I do not like any guns

- ZAGREB

Thanks, bambi, the nice thing about the box is that you can put many things under the tissue like jewelery, your favorite router bit, wallet, ear rings, etc.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 04-09-2018 04:51 PM

That is really amazing looking wood.

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 04-09-2018 05:36 PM



That is really amazing looking wood.

- BurlyBob

That is true – I wish I had a history of this particular batch I managed to acquire. The only thing I can guess at is that the wood has been dimensioned for 40 to 50 years ( minimum ) and was in a project somewhere.
I haven’t heard of a batch of wormy just laying around in someones barn for YEARS. Pretty sure I couldn’t afford it if I did find some.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 04-09-2018 05:36 PM

That is a very nice tissue box cover and that wood is so beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 04-09-2018 06:17 PM

Correct me if I am wrong, but that looks like a Springfield EMP 9mm with a laser grip. Excellent choice in an emergency situation.

I like what you did on the upper corners of the tissue box. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that type of spline before.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 04-09-2018 09:36 PM



Correct me if I am wrong, but that looks like a Springfield EMP 9mm with a laser grip. Excellent choice in an emergency situation.

I like what you did on the upper corners of the tissue box. I don t think I ve ever seen that type of spline before.

- cmmyakman

OK – correction
It’s a Kimber CDP 11 9MM with a laser grip – when I carry that’s it

Thanks,
the inlay on the top is more decoration than support but you’re right it is different.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 04-09-2018 09:39 PM



Nice box, the chestnut is a beautiful wood, well accented by the walnut, looks great. This tissue box adds a whole new meaning to “blow your nose”.

- Oldtool

Thanks

TeeHeeHee

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#10 posted 04-10-2018 12:25 PM

Great wood, recycle. Where did you ever find it? I really like reclaimed wood, wood cut from my property or from windfallen trees. I’ve got lots of sycamore, a pickup load of quarter sawn cherry, and some great walnut crotch this way. Hats off to you.

Just last week I bought a Kimber 1911 Ultra Carry II in .45 ACP. It’s a sweet concealed carry model but doesn’t try to jump out of my hand when fired.

It’s sad that one of you felt the need to make anti-gun statements on a woodworking website. Consider that when you need help RIGHT NOW, the police are just minutes away. In my case, they are about 7 miles via curvy roads. You might want to rethink your position. Boogie men love gun-free zones.

-- Dale

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#11 posted 04-10-2018 12:56 PM

Good looking Wormy Chestnut Tissue Box Dick! Nothing like getting help from the worms!

When I posted my Hide a gun tissue box I was asked about having a gun in an unlocked box. So I came up with a few ideas on how to make it a little more secure. I thought you might like to see them so here are the links to my Hide a Gun Tissue boxes.

Nice work and weapon by the way…..
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/311810
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/292858
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/285378

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 04-10-2018 01:34 PM



Good looking Wormy Chestnut Tissue Box Dick! Nothing like getting help from the worms!

When I posted my Hide a gun tissue box I was asked about having a gun in an unlocked box. So I came up with a few ideas on how to make it a little more secure. I thought you might like to see them so here are the links to my Hide a Gun Tissue boxes.

Nice work and weapon by the way…..
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/311810
.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/292858
.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/285378

- woodshaver Tony C

Stunning boxes Tony – I like the locking system and I may try to duplicate it in one or two of my boxes. I haven’t made any that were pistol specific. ie: your foam bed
pm coming

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 04-10-2018 01:48 PM

Thanks Dale, every bit of my wood comes from craigs list – I take a look every day to see what might be available. The wormy was almost an accident on my part. There was a pile of wood and it was priced CHEAP so I ignored it for a week then I finally called and asked to see it and when I got there I ‘bout peed my drawers - I can only imagine how stunning that 1/4 sawn cherry is

I don’t mind the negative comment, everybody has an opinion and I respect that.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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anthm27

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#14 posted 04-13-2018 02:56 AM

I say , Bring on the Hay-fever in order to get to the Kimber 9mm.
Brilliant

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#15 posted 04-13-2018 06:20 AM

Very nice box, and an excellent second purpose. Win win, nice job..

Tpny C, likewise on your 2 purpose boxes.

-- Think safe, be safe

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