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Project by recycle1943 posted 04-20-2020 07:13 PM 1994 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple years ago I decided to attend a local gun show as a vendor. In my anticipation I made 30 tissue boxes using aromatic cedar, walnut, cherry, sassafras, and wormy chestnut.
Because of the way I make the lids for my tissue boxes I always have 4 pieces of wood that is about 3/16” thick , 1 1/4” wide and 2 different lengths of 11 1/2” and 7 1/2” long. Because of the species being premium lumber I just can’t stand to toss any of the pieces so I end up stacking it somewhere and it’s always in the way.
More than several times I’ve made little trays and other little do-dads just to use the pieces up. Several weeks ago I decided to do something different because of the laminated boxes that has been posted recently. I knew I wanted to copy them but I wanted something of my own making and this is what I came up with.
I took some of these pieces

shaped them somewhat

and sandwiched a piece of 1/4” laun with them top and bottom and got this

the above picture shows the walnut side and on the underside is wormy chestnut.
The top and bottom both had knot holes that I filler with polyester resin and the blue tint came from the blue creme hardner – whooda guessed ?
Anywaay, I ended up with my version of a lift off lid box that has been laminated top, bottom sides and the ends. looking at the last 3 pictures in the initial posting you can see the laminations.

Thanks for looking and rip it apart fellows, I can take it

-- 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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Oldtool

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#1 posted 04-20-2020 07:25 PM

Terrific use of project cutoffs, these look great, nice work.
The lid on the first photo looks exactly like some reclaimed chestnut I purchased about 10 year ago, and for which I paid a premium. Beautiful wood, and the rusty nail holes are a nice antique type feature.

Keep up the good work …......

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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kdc68

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#2 posted 04-20-2020 08:24 PM

Looks good ! Great use of cut offs !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 04-20-2020 08:29 PM

Good clean up for cut offs I like to use the cut offs for small projects. You did well, good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 04-20-2020 09:13 PM

I like what you did with those “scraps”! In my mind as long as you have the space, there is no such thing as scraps.
Plenty of other uses for your “plywood” as well.

Cut an oval hole in the top and you’ll have one dandy tissue box ! 8^)

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#5 posted 04-20-2020 09:30 PM

Hi Dick, that is real good way to use up the cut offs.!
cheers, Jim

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

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#6 posted 04-20-2020 09:49 PM

That chestnut looks great, Dick. Wish I had some. Lol!

You said, rip it up, fellas, but I dont really see anything to criticize. Although, some type of handle might make it easier to remove the lid.

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

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#7 posted 04-20-2020 09:51 PM

very good use for off cuts, hopefully they will sell at the fairs.
Very nice
Regards
Anthony

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

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 04-20-2020 09:53 PM

Thanks All – it was a fun project and I wanted to highlight the chestnut because of it’s rarity.
Brian – all we can do is hope
Anthony – not too sure we are going to have any fairs this year. We have one scheduled for next October, hopefully that one will still be on the schedule

-- 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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#9 posted 04-20-2020 10:11 PM

nice use dick,i love the look of that chestnut too bad it’s not something we can get anymore.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 04-20-2020 11:06 PM

Thanks pottz – I stumbled onto a stash of it a couple years ago and I use it sparingly

-- 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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#11 posted 04-21-2020 12:01 AM

Looks good Dick. I’m gonna laugh but with you. I’ve done the same with small pieces pf scraps. Just can’t throw them away.

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

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#12 posted 04-21-2020 10:49 AM

Offcuts and or scraps aren’t acceptable term in my shed, just smaller pieces of stock awaiting a project, and DICK you did good here sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 04-21-2020 11:09 AM



Looks good Dick. I m gonna laugh but with you. I ve done the same with small pieces pf scraps. Just can t throw them away.

- doubleDD

yep, my problem is that while I’m planning a use for small pieces my mind wanders into a schematic for something else and Thanks

-- 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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recycle1943

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#14 posted 04-21-2020 11:09 AM



Offcuts and or scraps aren’t acceptable term in my shed, just smaller pieces of stock awaiting a project, and DICK you did good here sir.

- crowie


Thanks crowie

-- 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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#15 posted 04-21-2020 12:35 PM

Hey Dick, Great looking box and you have motivated me to start using my scrap PILE. I’m sure many of us have the same problem, can’t throw wood away. I’m in envy of your chestnut.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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