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Project by SheriDi posted 08-17-2011 10:18 PM 1829 views 17 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

. . . compartment, that is. This is a “tissue box” that I’ve been wanting to make for quite awhile. I like to keep some sort of protection close by, and easily accessible, but not too obvious or easily found. So I came up with this box whcih I designed in Sketchup.

I didn’t want it to be obvious that the box was cut in half so I decided to make an inlay and place it right at the cut, which seems to work. I designed it to accept a (small) box of tissue, but decided that even with the smallest box of tissue it looked too big, so I had to cut it down a bit.

Making the inlay (wenge, cherry, purpleheart, maple) was a great learning experience and I think I’ll be doing more of it in the future. This is my first time using leopardwood and I’m not all that crazy about it. I think that if I want this kind of look in the future, I’ll use lacewood instead.

Thanks for looking

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor





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sarahss

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#1 posted 08-17-2011 10:28 PM

i really like the idea of using the inlay to hide the seam. really cool

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 10:30 PM

Great conceal! You had me until the second picture :-D Great idea, I might borrow the idea in the future.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 08-17-2011 10:48 PM

Perfect!

After you shoot ‘em, give ‘em a couple of tissues to stop the bleeding. :-)

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

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DamnYankee

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#4 posted 08-17-2011 11:35 PM

Nice idea and execution. I’m with MSgt, I might have to give this idea a shot (pun intended).

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Les

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#5 posted 08-17-2011 11:41 PM

Great great idea and fantastic execution, no pun intended either. I have to have one for me. You work is great. I do some inlay but not sure I can measure up to this.

Les

-- Stay busy....Stay young

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poospleasures

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 02:42 AM

Great idea. Hope you don,t mind if I steal. I,ll post one for you. I,ve been making this one called ” i,ve Got Secrets.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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pintodeluxe

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#7 posted 08-18-2011 02:47 AM

You are very creative. Never in a million years would I have thought to combine a tissue holder with a gun safe.

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

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Jonathan

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#8 posted 08-18-2011 03:09 AM

Well done on hiding the separation line between the box and lid! Your close-up picture shows how hard it is to distinguish that the box actually comes apart, rather than the entire thing simply lifting off the box of tissues as you’d expect.

Nice job on the inlay as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Tim Kindrick

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#9 posted 08-18-2011 03:21 AM

Awesome idea!!! Very inventive!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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freighttrain

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#10 posted 08-18-2011 03:28 AM

very cool will probably make one of these myself just one question you did such a good job on concealing the seams where do you open it to put the tissues in. great job! very nice work!

-- freighttrain,ky

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poospleasures

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#11 posted 08-18-2011 03:36 AM

I had to post my Secrets box in the projects as I still do not know how to do it here.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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BTKS

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#12 posted 08-18-2011 07:05 AM

Thanks for the idea. Every gun owning woodworker on this site will eventually have a high power nose blower on the kitchen counter, end table and coffee table. Cool idea, can’t wait to make my own.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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David Grimes

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#13 posted 08-18-2011 07:31 AM

Wow, now that’s thinking INSIDE the box !

I think my RPG will fit in a false bottom of the new toy box. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 08-18-2011 11:35 AM

Awesome think I have to do this as well. I would love to see the sketch-up of this if don’t mind. Great post! Perfect for that home security device!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 08-18-2011 02:28 PM

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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