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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 05-04-2019 12:05 AM 2336 views 7 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking for some walnut with a crack or knot in it so I could add some turquoise stone and glow in the dark granules in the void. I found this slab with a knot at the Woodcraft store for 2 buck a pound. I bought a few pieces and made this tissue box with it. Some of the walnut was a lighter sap wood but I used it anyway.
This box has my internal safety latch and the secret compartment is made of maple and lined with felt.
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To see how the safety latch works check out my YouTube video a previous box I made.

I had my wife turn of the shop lights so we could see how the glow stone looked. It’s hard to see in this video gif but it did look very cool in the shop!
Hope you like it!
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-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!





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robscastle

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#1 posted 05-04-2019 12:25 AM

Another great looking tissue box Tony.
some questions if I may,
1 Where do you get the stone material that glows in the dark? obviously its a 2 pack?
2 Whats the process for applying it? I take it that is CA glue in the yellow bottle?
2 How many weapons do you actually have? or is that the same one again?
3 What is that device with the power cord coming out near the spray bottle?

Nice looking result and easy to find at night!

-- Regards Rob

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 05-04-2019 12:41 AM


Another great looking tissue box Tony.
some questions if I may,
1 Where do you get the stone material that glows in the dark? obviously its a 2 pack?
2 Whats the process for applying it? I take it that is CA glue in the yellow bottle?
2 How many weapons do you actually have? or is that the same one again?
3 What is that device with the power cord coming out near the spray bottle?

Nice looking result and easy to find at night!

- robscastle

Rob, I got the stone or powder (which is about the same consistency as table salt) on eBay
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I had to glue a backer board inside the box so the stone would not fall through. I packed the stone in the void a bit proud of the void and used just enough Super Glue to get the stones to stick to each other. I used my belt sander to flatten the stone.
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LOL! I only have a few guns! One for each hand! :)
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That cord near the water bottle is to my filter fan. I run the filter fan near my sander to collect the dust when I sand the box or stone.

PS… I forgot to say thank you! Hope that helped!

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

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#3 posted 05-04-2019 12:53 AM

WOW ….. Tony …. I am loving this glow in the dark feature on this fine looking box GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 05-04-2019 01:02 AM

Great work Tony

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 05-04-2019 01:22 AM

Thanks Tony!
I took my wife into a dark closet to see the box glow! I got WOW from her too and then she turn on the light! LOL!

Thanks Dr Ken!
These boxes are a bugger to make. Well not box it self but lining up the pins so they function smoothly; It takes some finessing!

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

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#6 posted 05-04-2019 01:36 AM

Great Idea with the glow in the dark to fill the knots.
Regards
Anthm

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#7 posted 05-04-2019 01:50 AM

Thanks Anthm, I just took a look at your projects and I saw a little toy truck that I would like to make for a neighborhood child. With your permission may I copy your Toy Truck?

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

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#8 posted 05-04-2019 01:58 AM


Thanks Anthm, I just took a look at your projects and I saw a little toy truck that I would like to make for a neighborhood child. With your permission may I copy your Toy Truck?

- woodshaver Tony C

Thank you and most definitely , I sketched a rough size plan before I sent it to the Philippines.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#9 posted 05-04-2019 02:03 AM

It’s a great idea and well done!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#10 posted 05-04-2019 02:07 AM

Thanks for the feedback Glow in the dark Sungka boards here I come.

-- Regards Rob

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#11 posted 05-04-2019 02:26 AM

Thanks Jerry! I’m getting better at this with each box I make

Rob! Glad I could help! What’s a Sungka board?

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

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#12 posted 05-04-2019 04:19 AM

хорошо сделано

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#13 posted 05-04-2019 05:55 AM

Awesome Tony. Love that glow in the dark, easy to locate feature. Love the gun hide.

Ohhh pardon me Mr Home Invader, Robber, Mad Dog Killer dood. I have to blow my nose. Then I’ll take you across the room, and open my huge, money filled, safe, it’s over on that other wall…....

Something tells me your gun is a lot more hidden than mine, maybe I ought to work on that.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 05-04-2019 06:46 AM

Tony,

Your getting good at this! nice choice of woods.

Just don’t buy the larger tissue boxes. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 05-04-2019 09:20 AM

That’s a b-e-ay-yoo-tee-full box, Tony.

-- Mark

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