Kleenex Box Covers

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Project by Krudwig posted 03-09-2013 12:55 AM 2314 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to putting finish on these boxes. I thought they turned out pretty good. It was my first time with cherry and I think I’m in love! The others are walnut, poplar, and a combo of the two . I used splines on some and finger joints on the oblong covers of cherry. I used a porter cable jig for the finger joints and a spline jig I made earlier for boxes. I hope to do some boxes or jewelry boxes next. Thanks for looking. Larry

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#1 posted 03-09-2013 12:58 AM

These look great Larry… looks like you had fun!

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 01:06 AM

Very nice projects for sure thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 04:00 AM

pretty boxes Larry,thx for posting…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 04:24 AM

Larry, these are beautiful. Nice work. Though the look is very good in your version, I think I still would have run the side grain horizontally instead of vertically.

With the grain the way you have it, there is a greater chance of the top splitting, or the top separating over time as the sides will have more side to side movement with moisture changes with vertical grain.

You might find this tutorial about Kleenex covers of use and you might like this tutorial about band clamps if you are going to make boxes. Keep boxing and keep posting. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 03-09-2013 02:40 PM

Great job!! I have to add these to my project list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 02:44 PM

This is a nice collection an nice work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-09-2013 03:41 PM

Good Job!

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#8 posted 03-09-2013 04:54 PM

Boxguy, thanks for the advise and ill try that next time. Your box covers are what inspired me to make these they were just so pretty I had to make some, and your jig for sanding and the clamps both are really neat and I may have to copy those as well. Against thanks for the input and ill take it to heart. Thanks for the other comments from my fellow LBJ’S ! Larry – Farmington AR

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#9 posted 03-09-2013 07:50 PM

They all look wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 03-10-2013 07:44 AM

Larry, congratulations on your well earned “Top Three” rating. Thanks for the feedback.

-- Big Al in IN

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