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Project by doubleDD posted 11-09-2019 01:54 AM 563 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a round tissue box. Tony (Woodshaver) and I were having fun with this one. I tease him time to time to go out and get a lathe and he said if I show him how to make one on a lathe he would consider it.

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#27 posted 10-31-2019 08:57 AM
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Oh NO Dave! ”Code of Ethics against me”! LOL!
Sometimes I get it right but most times it’s be accident! Although it’s not April I couldn’t help posting that cute little red lathe but just for a joke as you can see!

I’m still lathe-less except for truing my drill press into one occasionally! Can you show me how to turn out a tissue box on a lathe? Now that would be very cool and I may bite the bullet and buy one! You made me feel lonely when you said I’m “on my own” you know…. so show me a lathe tissue box and make me smile! LOL!

Long story short, here you have it. It’s made from Lyptus, Tigerwood, and Padauk. 10 segments to a ring, 10 rings. The top is a piece of red box elder which matched the padauk on the rings and the base is made from a chunk of walnut. 8’’ tall, the base is 5’’ dia, and the top is 3 1/2’’. Finished with lacquer.
So should we wait for him to get a lathe? NOT!!!!
We had the round tissue boxes here which made the project easy but you can also use a stack of regular tissues and fold them twice to make it work. google

Well here it is Tony. Thanks for the inspiration. Nancy loves it.

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





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#1 posted 11-09-2019 02:16 AM

Me and my big mouth! I’ll never challenge anyone with a lath again! But on the other hand you made Nancy very happy and it’s my inspiration that got you some brownie points.

While looking at this very nice looking tissue box I called Carol over to see it and her eyes opened wide and said “WOW”!!! That is really nice” Then she give it thumbs up!

I told Carol your on you way down to show me how you did it and your bringing you lathe with you! She said you better put some of your tools in storage to make room for it. LOL!

Nice work and I knew you would come up with something nice all along! Love the wood grain on the top!

Tell Nancy she is a luck gal! Now go blow you nose!

Oh one more thing…. where are you hiding the gun?????

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

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#2 posted 11-09-2019 02:21 AM

Dave- not sure how to tell you this but…that is awesome!!! Beautiful wood

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 11-09-2019 03:11 AM

Very nice, Dave!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 11-09-2019 05:24 AM

Super COOL… very nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#5 posted 11-09-2019 05:25 AM

Thanks Tony. I had a big smile here the second you said lets see a round tissue box. I had a lot of fun building it although it’s sort of standard for a segmented turning. I thought you were going to ask about the hidden gun. Maybe a knife for this one? I think I can get one of those small guns to work if I had one. I’ll have to work on it some more.
So I guess no gun means no lathe? LOL.

Thanks Buster. I have a lot of exotic lumber laying around and it’s time I start using someup.

Thanks Dave. I very much like the way it turned out.

Thanks much Joe.

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

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#6 posted 11-09-2019 06:13 AM

Dave ,when I saw the post I wondered..”how’s he going to get tissue into it?” and “how’s he going to get a gun into it?” You’ll figure it out. Nice woods.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 11-09-2019 07:33 AM

As I recall, I did my very first “turning” on my benchtop drill press. I wanted cute little feet for a box. I think that’s how it went. The drill press; a little piece of wood; and a bench chisel.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 11-09-2019 07:37 AM

Now that is thinking outside the “Square” Dave.

Great job mate. Love the contrasting woods.

Bob

-- 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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#9 posted 11-09-2019 01:48 PM

Very inovative idea of rounded tissue box… Beautiful rings!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 11-09-2019 01:53 PM

Real nice Dave and a great idea too. I think every woodworker should have a lathe. I have gotten a lot of enjoyment out of mine and I think Tony (Woodshaver) would too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 11-09-2019 02:05 PM

Dave,
I can’t make something as nice as your round tissue box without a nice lather such as yours.
I’m not against having a lathe but with limited space and the kind of work I do really doesn’t require lathe work so it would be taking up valuable space and only get used occasionally. But if I do need to do some lathe work to make a small “cute” part I just turn my drill press into a lathe like Mark did once.

I went into the shop this morning and setup my drill press to make this little video gif to show you how I do my inferior lathe work if I need a small cute part; see it’s something like what Mark did to make his cute little feet on his drill press! Sorry Mark I just had to get that cute in there a few times! At least someone is on my side! LOL!

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

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#12 posted 11-09-2019 02:08 PM

Hi Thomas. I haven’t gotten that far yet but I can consider that another challenge.

Thanks Mark. I can remember using a drill press for a lathe for little knobs over 20 years ago.

Hi Bob. Tony gave me the idea when he said he needed to see a round tissue box and I’m glad he did.

Thanks Ivan. New idea from a old idea.

Hi Mike. That’s the answer I was looking for. I just wanted to have fun with Tony. It’s hard to beat him, he has some good comebacks. I bet he would have a lot of fun too and come up with a lot of cool things.

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

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#13 posted 11-09-2019 02:21 PM

Good one Tony. I just mentioned that in the above post. It works well too. That’s a better set up with the bolt as a steady rest than the one I used. I remember for over 30 years people would tell me I should get a lathe and I answered it will never happen. I enjoy the lathe now more than any other tool. Think of whittling a piece of would for no special reason. Or you can make something special. It quite relaxing and gets me away from the TV.
I won’t give up on you yet. LOL.

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

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#14 posted 11-09-2019 02:35 PM

Dave,
Now that I have that little hunk of spinning wood in the drill press I’m trying to think of what to do with it.
I bet you knew that would happen! LOL I guess I’ll just have fun turning it into chips!
Want a new challenge? Secret compartment round TB. You know I love secret compartments now don’t you?

Mike,
I see that you made Dave very happy with your comment! Nothing goes together better than woodworkers and their tools. Dave’s a great guy just like everyone on this site and maybe I’ll have a new house someday that has the space for all my tools including a lathe!

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

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#15 posted 11-09-2019 03:10 PM

way cool tissue box and I’m totally happy that you guys are doing the turning and not me. I bought a Nova mini lathe 3 years ago and it’s ONLY job is for sanding

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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