Quick Gifts / Tissue Box (slip over) Cover's

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 12-21-2019 03:49 AM 1022 views 5 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got some shop time in before Christmas!

I made these two 1/2 size tissue box covers to give as gifts. It’s just a bottomless box that slips over a half size tissue box. No hidden space in these boxes!

Made with Maple and walnut with walnut splines.

Outside dimensions 5 3/4” H X 5 3/16” W X 5 3/16” D (they are square).
Inside dimensions are 4 9/16” and the hole on top is 2 1/2” Dia.
Stock re-sawed and planed to 5/16”. Joints are Mitered and splined. The finished is lacquer.

Thanks for looking in!
And Merry Christmas everyone!

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

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#1 posted 12-21-2019 04:14 AM

These look great, nice work Tony


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#2 posted 12-21-2019 04:16 AM

Nice grain wraps make even a soft looking Maple seem like luxury accessories. Nice job Tony.

On your tall miters do you do the tape wrap clamp to glue them up?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 12-21-2019 04:39 AM

Thanks Jim! It was a fun project!

Thanks Steven,
I line all the sides up in a row and tape the edges together. I add the glue and then fold all the sides up to form the box. Then I use a clamp set that made. I got the clamp idea from Klaus and Alex /Tyvekboy The clamps work great!

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

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#4 posted 12-21-2019 05:03 AM

So beautiful boxes…wirth thoise splines….Where are guns?...hehehe

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-21-2019 05:47 AM

Very nice Tony, well done, love the splines.

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

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#6 posted 12-21-2019 05:56 AM

Nice ones Tony. The smaller size tissue boxes give you more space and just looks better to have around. Covering with those wooden covers is the perfect ending. Maybe we should go in the tissue box business together.
Do you make your splines on the tablesaw or with the router?

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

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#7 posted 12-21-2019 06:15 AM

Tony, nice work. Should anyone be interested, this is a link to how I make tissue boxes.
” The maple and walnut combination is clean and attractive.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 12-21-2019 08:40 AM

Hey Tony, I was expecting a Carol update as well please.

Now nice job on the 1/2 size boxes, very neat work there.

Also I saw something interesting behind them, is that a Worksharp of some description?

Many years ago now Boxguy showed me how to make some band clamps from ratchet straps, and I still use them today Thanks Al!!

Merry Christmas Tony and Carol!!!

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 12-21-2019 08:59 AM

Ideal quick project for presents, who wouldnt value one of these attractive tissue boxes.

I use the tape clamping method also, combined with fat rubberbands. If I need to really crank down on the glue-up I have some stanley band clamps, but they are kinda retarded because one of the 90º corners is built into the handle and it can go out of square easily.

I think I will build some of the ones you show here as a better alternative. Thanks.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#10 posted 12-21-2019 10:05 AM

Great looking tissue boxes Tony. Elegant and understated design. I love the corner clamps too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-21-2019 11:21 AM

Great job Tony!!!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 12-21-2019 12:30 PM

Thank you Ivan,

Where are guns?...hehehe

I hide them in one of my other tissue boxes! Hope I don’t forget which one LOL!

Thank you Anthony,
For such a small detail I believe splines add a great deal to the look and easy to make!

Thank you Dave,
I use a jig that I made that slides on my table saw fence to make the splines. I made the jig using some old hard wood cut off’s. cherry, maple, bamboo and yellow pine for a handle. A quick set up and it does the job!

Thank you Big Al,
Your tissue box post really show the “how too” make a great looking tissue box. Thanks for posting a link it may help anyone interested in making one.

Thank you Rob,
Thanks for reminding me about doing an update on my wife. I’ll update my blog soon. But for now she is just doing ok getting healthy very slowly. She has many up’s and downs. The good thing is she is moving around more now.
About your question “is that a worksharp”? No it’s just an old Craftsman Router.

Thank you Brian,
The clamps work really well but for boxes any smaller than the 1/2 size tissue box like I posted here these clamps may not be good for those…. I would just do the tape idea.

Thank you Mike,
The clamps idea from Klaus and Alex /Tyvekboy work really well. Clamping is quick too!

Thank you Doug,
It was nice getting back in the shop and making a mess! LOL!

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

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#13 posted 12-21-2019 01:47 PM

Nice work T, love them . Quick fun project are always great. Merry Christmas buddy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 12-21-2019 02:01 PM

Thank you Ken and Blondie,
Seems I’m always in a hurry to get a project done for some reason or other. Glad I beat the clock!
Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend!

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

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#15 posted 12-21-2019 02:34 PM

Great Gifts.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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