Tissue Box with Secret Space

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 10-24-2019 01:23 AM 1800 views 9 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tissue Box Made with Curly Maple and Mahogany. A locking pin system keeps the cover from being removed accidentally. See how the locking pin works >here<
The finish is spray on Lacquer.
Hope you like it!

I added two more spring pins to this box to make the movement to open it a little stiffer or Harder to open. This helps in having it accidental opening if someone were to pick the box up to admire it. This worked so well I added more spring pins to my other boxes.

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

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#1 posted 10-24-2019 01:42 AM

Lovely wood, and great idea. How does the locking pin system work?

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 10-24-2019 02:02 AM

Thanks Nick! I made a YouTube video that shows how it the locking pin works. See it here

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

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#3 posted 10-24-2019 02:31 AM

WOW Tony, That is another beauty.
Great job and an excellent locking pin system.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 10-24-2019 03:08 AM


... and they just keep on getting better & Better!

This is almost like the Auto Industry… a New model every year! :)

... and they just keep getting better year after year!


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

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#5 posted 10-24-2019 03:30 AM

Great job Tony.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 10-24-2019 04:39 AM

You are full ,of surprices….and main supplier of hidden storage boxes in US…hehehe

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 10-24-2019 05:38 AM

Another great creation ’shaver.

Are you paranoid about nose protection? Might be cheaper to consult a NE&TS (Nose, Ear & Throat Specialist).

I hope you realise,

there may be a few nefarious LJ members than now know your secret… apologies to all you petty thiefs.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 10-24-2019 07:32 AM

I dont think even the FBI would catch that one. Nice. The box is also a beauty.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#9 posted 10-24-2019 10:57 AM

Thank you Bob,
I got away from using foam and went with wood lined with felt instead. I think it looks much better. No matter how I cut the foam rubber it looked shabby!

Thank you Joe ”Just like the Auto industry a new model every year” LOL Joe I think your on to something! I retired from GM 18 years ago!

Thank you Tony
I need to take some time out now and fix the motor armature on my saw it’s eating up brushes like a hungry dog.

Thank you Ivan
I’m always trying to come up with a better way and now I’m thinking about coming up with an Easier Way; and I’m still thinking! hehehe!

Thank you LBD
Oh no!!! The cat is out of the bag! Darn….How do you keep a secret if your trying to sell one? LOL!

Thank you Brian
It’s a SIG P938 Extreme Micro Compact. nice little guy and fits nicely in that secret space!

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

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#10 posted 10-24-2019 11:43 AM

My “go to” 9MM will just fit.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-24-2019 11:45 AM

That is a really nice tissue holder and the hidden compartment makes it extra special. I hope you never have to use it, but it is best to be prepared. It is a different world out there from when we grew up.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 10-24-2019 12:20 PM

Tony, beautiful work and the hidden area with a lock is awesome.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#13 posted 10-24-2019 12:39 PM

Love the wood grain and the simple but effective locking mechanism Tony.

-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 10-24-2019 01:06 PM

Great looking piece (the box). Thanks for video.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#15 posted 10-24-2019 01:25 PM

the wood on this box is simply beautiful also GR8 design with the locking part GREAT JOB :<))

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

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