Tactical Tissue Box for Small Hand Gun

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 12-18-2016 06:44 PM 21463 views 24 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch


A new and different locking system that I came up with. You can see it here. link and here link


My son has a Sig P938 just like the one I have. I thought this would make a nice gift so I made this simple butt joint tissue box for him.
It’s made of walnut and fits a short standard size tissue box. Finished with Waco Danish oil. It was not fun cutting out the foam to fit the gun! I Screwed up the first piece of foam but got a good fit in the 2nd try!

My next box will have miter cuts and splines for a better look!
All comments welcome good or bad!

This is an after thought. Some people mentioned having a way to lock the box to keep children safe. Some will say that’s not a good idea because if you were to encounter a need to use the weapon you may find your self fumbling to get at it in time. But just for the heck of it I decided to make this little drawing. I’m not even sure that this is even a good design or not but here it is anyway. I may play around with this idea when making my next box.


A new and different locking system that I came up with. You can see it here. link and here link


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

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#1 posted 12-18-2016 06:53 PM

Very nice Tony, Handy and out of sight.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 07:05 PM

This is a total winner Tony. I was chatting with a good friend just the other day, and we were joking around about having something in a bathroom, just because, we never know… This is going to be one of my “need to do” projects for 2017. Hope you don’t mind if I borrow your idea.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 07:17 PM

Nice box, Tony. I love the hidden compartment.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 07:17 PM

Tony, Nice woodworking and a great save. Hope there are no kids around like I was. My brother locks his in his safe for his business.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 12-18-2016 07:19 PM

Tony that is awesome. Not only does it give me an excuse to make a tissue box, it gives me an excuse to buy another gun!

My only consideration for improvement would be including some sort of locking mechanism to keep the little ones safe?

A winner for sure, your son will love it.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 12-18-2016 07:21 PM

What a great idea and awesome box Tony, I added it to my favs.

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#7 posted 12-18-2016 07:26 PM

COOL job!

COOL Design…

Nice to have it at ones fingertips when needed... :) LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 12-18-2016 07:50 PM

Thanks Doug! We all needs a tissue now and then…Just hope I don’t ever need what’s under the box!

Hey Roger! You go right ahead and make one or as many as you need. I got the foam here on eBay. I know there is better foams out there but without seeing it I didn’t know what I was receiving. This foam had large open cells. It work ok but I know there are better closed cell foam’s. I used a very sharp 2” jack knife to cut the foam. Good Luck and thanks for the nice comment’s!

Thanks Jim! Out of sight is a good thing!

Thanks Tom! No kids here, All three of our kids are all grown up. 45, 42 and 39. But if our grand kids are here all gun’s are in the safe!

Thnaks Tooch! I was giving a locking mechanism some though but if’s only my wife and I. But if I were to make something that locked I think a pin, spring and strong magnet wold be something I would utilize. Still thinking!!!!

Thanks Randy! Glad you liked it Randy. I love your work and as I was making this box I was thinking about how you would attack this idea and maybe make it better.

Thanks Joe! I had to tell my son about it so I could make it match is decor! LOL!! So no surprise!

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

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#9 posted 12-18-2016 08:32 PM

Nice work on the box Tony. It’s a great idea and it appears to be so innocent. If we didn’t have our grandson here a lot I would consider it. I’m going to kick this one around for awhile. I would like to have something more handy around if needed.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 12-18-2016 09:39 PM

Thanks Dave!
These days it’s a good idea to have some iron handy at all times. Florida is talking about open carry but I’m on the fence with that idea.

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

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#11 posted 12-18-2016 10:34 PM

I like it Tony. Hidden in plain sight. A very creative idea my friend. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 12-18-2016 10:49 PM

Good looking project. One question: why the form fitting foam? Since this is static storage, not subject to being tossed around I question the need. In the heat of the moment it might create a potential obstacle to quickly grasping the gun and might even contribute to dropping it. Not good. Otherwise, looks great.

-- Dennis in Kenmore, WA -- So much wood, so little time.

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#13 posted 12-18-2016 11:27 PM

Very clever. I like it!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#14 posted 12-18-2016 11:49 PM

Always good to have some protection close at hand. The box looks nice too.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#15 posted 12-19-2016 12:04 AM

Great idea, beautiful work, job well don.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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