It's just something to sneeze at

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Project by muleskinner posted 506 days ago 1721 views 30 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been just short of non-productive this winter. (it’s cold out there in the garage). I did bundle up and go out long enough to put together some bandsaw boxes and some of these tissue boxes for Christmas presents. The bandsaw boxes are all gone but I ended up with two of these left over. The one on the left is walnut with maple accents and the other is doug fir with purpleheart accents. The boxes are definitely not an original idea but I didn’t know how to hold the tissue inside. So I did as I often have done when I’ve wanted to hold something in place – jammed a stick in it.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#1 posted 506 days ago

I’m going to have to borrow this wonderful project! Great wood and joinery!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 506 days ago

Those are very beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 506 days ago

Good looking and you are absolutely correct, they are ”nothing to sneeze at”!

Can’t let my wife see these as she will want some. Thanks for sharing your work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 506 days ago

Your projects are magnificent!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 506 days ago

Great looking Kleenex covers. I got some made waiting to get some finish on but hope to post soon. Love the use of multiple wood species. Larry

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#6 posted 506 days ago

Super nice!

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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#7 posted 506 days ago

I really like your design. I like how the corner splines compliment the laminated patterns on the tops. I also like the tissue-box holder that fits into the groove in the bottom. Very nice.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#8 posted 506 days ago

Those are some nice boxes (tissue holders). The Douglas Fir box really pops – that some fantastic grain showing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 506 days ago

Both of those show a lot of craftsmanship. The walnut is beautiful and I’m a fan of the old growth doug fir which is what yours looks like. Love the ‘stick’ idea!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 506 days ago

Fellas’, thanks for the kind words.

DHS – I’m prouder of coming up with the idea of jabbin’ that stick in there than I am of any other part of this project.

Cajun Bill – Funny thing about that doug fir. It’s over 100 years old. I was doing some work at a guys house and dug it out of his burn pile. Came out of a historic building he owns in Port Townsend WA. I have about 300 bf of 2×6’s stuck up in the overhead of my shop. Tight, clear, straight grained. It almost has kind of a zebra wood look to it with a few coats of poly. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with it.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#11 posted 506 days ago

I KNEW that was old growth DF. I make most of my tall folding chairs from old growth DF that I salvaged from my dad’s barn. Makes my whole shop smell good when milling it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 506 days ago

Muleskinner, nice work here. I like your use of wood and how you keep the Kleenex boxes in the frame. The title is especially clever. You might want to look at this link about making tissue boxes. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 506 days ago

Those look great. Nice work.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#14 posted 505 days ago

Nice job on the tissue boxes. I too like to the wood choices. Amazing what you can find in peoples burn pile.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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