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Project by GMoney posted 03-13-2010 10:59 PM 2531 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pine sides, quarter-sawn sycamore top, handcut dovetails, waterlox and wax.

-- Greg, CT





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Bradford

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 11:04 PM

Another great accomplishment, finished. It just brings you to tears. Very nice box, love the (HC) dovetails.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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donjoe

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 02:42 AM

A really nice box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Chris

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 03:26 AM

Looks cool.

-- One Time Tree Man

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 03:47 AM

Very nice tissue box cover! Nice job on the dovetails and I really like the qs sycamore top. How did you draw and cut the ellipse in the top? When I made my tissue box cover, I tried to do an ellipse and finally gave up. I hoped to find a template such as Rockler offers for circles but had no luck finding one. All of the instructions I found for drawing an ellipse with pencil and string seemed to be for a much larger ellipse.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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bigike

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 04:04 AM

nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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OutPutter

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 10:42 AM

Nice box. I love those tiny well spaced pins on your dovetails. If it was me, I woulda just cut the top off a tissue box and traced it on the wood but I must admit, I’m curious too.

Best,

-- Jim

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GMoney

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#7 posted 03-14-2010 03:47 PM

For the ellipse I took the removeable cardboard top that exposes the tissue for use and downsized it slightly on a copy machine. Then I used the copy glued to the wood for my cut line.

-- Greg, CT

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 04-13-2010 10:09 AM

When I saw the photo of your box I had one of those forehead slapping moments, what a good idea, much better than all those ugly boxes kicking around the house (especially during cold season)! Thanks for the idea.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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