Tissue Boxes with Heart Inlay's

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 02-09-2020 04:02 AM 1093 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two soft pine tissue boxes with Walnut inlay and Walnut splines. One box is a birthday gift for a friend.

I cut a small piece of 1/8” plastic a wee bit wider than the with of the opening at the bottom of the box and press it in to keep the tissue box in place.
Thanks for looking!

Link to my blog showing how to do an inlay.


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

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#1 posted 02-09-2020 04:09 AM

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#2 posted 02-09-2020 04:40 AM

Another beautiful job for the paper hankies…

Very nice… The square ones look a little better than the rectangular one… I think…

Very good work keeping it going around on the lazy susan.

Thank you.

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

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#3 posted 02-09-2020 05:35 AM

Still trying to figure this out? So you shoot anyone coming over with a runny nose? :-)

Nice boxes Tony.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 02-09-2020 05:55 AM

Really sharp looking boxes. The wood combo and the splines really make them stand out with the finish you used. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 02-09-2020 07:21 AM

Tissue box master rides again – nice and smooth, classy and elegant. Beautiful contrasting woods – hearts look realy good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 02-09-2020 08:09 AM

Nice work,Tony. I notice you are using thinner stock now. Whats that there 3/8”s or 1/4”? I like building with thin stock, its more challenging.

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

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#7 posted 02-09-2020 08:13 AM

Tony, those boxes are really beautiful. The Heart inlay just finishes them off. You got this inlay thing sorted I see.
Great job.


-- 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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#8 posted 02-09-2020 11:31 AM

Ready for Valentines Day Tony?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 02-09-2020 02:11 PM

Thanks Jim,
Practicing Inlays is fun! Using pine cause it’s cheap!

Thanks Joe,
My wife likes the square ones also!

Thanks Steven,
After watching the news about the coronavirus it may come to that! Just kidding Shooting someone is nothing to sneeze about! LOL!

Thanks Mel,
Yes! I think light one dark or visa versa make an attractive combo!

Thanks Ivan,
On pine the finish will suck in to the wood like a sponge so I use a Sanding Sealer fist (very light sanding after it dries) and that helps the Finish Lacquer coats to built up.

Thanks Brian,
When re-sawing anything 3/4” I always end up with a thickness of 1/4 to 3/8” after planing and sanding. I try for 3/8” but you know how that goes!

Thanks Bob,
I got the hearts down ok and now I’m trying to think of some other shape! Maybe a 3 part scene. I’ll sleep on it! LOL!

Thanks Doug,
Yes! This makes a great “Valentines Day!” Gift! Perfect!

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

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#10 posted 02-09-2020 02:54 PM

I see you made the hearts on all 4 sides. I was maybe thinking you would have heart, spade, club, diamonds. Or is that for a card player? lol. You’re the heart man. Cool idea with the pressure fitted plastic, saves on lumber too. I thought there was a small dado in there at first. Very nice work.
Hey my birthday is coming soon, or did it just pass. Just kiddin.

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

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#11 posted 02-09-2020 03:36 PM

Nice inlayed boxes, very sharp looking.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 02-09-2020 03:40 PM

Thanks Dave,
Birthday or not! Happy Birthday to you! Happy birth….. OH! Oh hay… I know you put your fingers in you ears didn’t you?

Ok.. Your idea about hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds is a great one! A box like that would look good on a game table and then next to it a hide a gun tissue box to protect what you rake in! Perfect!

That little plastic stay works so nice to secure the tissue box in there! I have a full 4’ x 8’ sheet of this stuff. I got it for $85.00. It was for a project I was going to make and never did.

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

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#13 posted 02-09-2020 03:42 PM

Thanks Bob,
I always go for deep contrast just looks better I think! Adds a lot to the projects!

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

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#14 posted 02-09-2020 03:43 PM

love the wood combo again and them inlay hearts are expertlly done again GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#15 posted 02-09-2020 03:45 PM

Tony, you are getting quite proficient at those inlays and box building. I really like the way you used contrasting wood.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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