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Project by bonobo posted 07-12-2020 07:53 PM 961 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m wearing a mask whenever I’m in a shared space like the elevator, lobby of my building or shopping but needed something to keep it in when cycling or driving. My dentist had sent out a video showing proper mask handling techniques and one of the cardinal rules was not to touch the surfaces of the cloth with you fingers. The mask goes in and out the same way every time. At home, I keep it open on a window sill to allow it to dry and air out. The “ears” on the ends make it easy to secure the mask if you’re juggling other items.

It’s done with hand tools. All cherry, mitred corners with keys and the hinges are tiny ones from Lee Valley with 90 degree stops.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain





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Rich

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#1 posted 07-12-2020 09:14 PM

Beautiful box. Your dentist is giving good advice about not touching the mask since it is trapping pathogens which will get on your hands and then everything you touch. However, those surgical masks are not intended for repeat use, whether you leave them out to dry or not, and storing used ones in the box creates a bio-hazard. Buy a box of masks and use your gorgeous box as a dispenser for them—not a place to store your used mask—and throw away your mask at least daily and replace it with a fresh one.

P.S. My wife is a retired dentist so I hear this stuff all the time.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Desert_Woodworker

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#2 posted 07-12-2020 11:06 PM

I knew that COVID woodworking was coming. Nice job. I have have been working on some Corona wood art and your project gives me the inspiration to finish it. thx
+1 on Rich’s mask advice scientifically but to me, your project gives a social statement, which can be interpreted in many ways.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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bonobo

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#3 posted 07-12-2020 11:26 PM

I appreciate the advice and could see daily disposal making good sense if I was in close proximity to people for an 8 hour work day. In my case (and I think for a lot of people working from home) I’m just wearing it for the few minutes I’m passing through my lobby, actually inside a grocery store or on a busy street or path. This is the scenario my dentist is speaking to when he recommends air drying between uses. I’ve got a bag of them and throw them out after less than 8 hours of cumulative use.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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DebraLee

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#4 posted 07-13-2020 12:21 AM

Beautiful box and agree With Desert_Woodworker on the statement making! First quick glance on my phone, til I was able to expand the images was (awesome statement cherry box mask casket!) That grain, precision hinges, just beautiful. I managed a medical oncology unit in a past life. Proper doning and doffing masks is vital! Bonobo please PM me your address I will send you a couple of the washable masks W/a filter pocket I’ve made for my RN’s working the front lines to extend their N95 masks. Use what’s in your bag as filters if need be but I would toss those babies in the trash ( or in a paper bag then my trash at home). I wish I had wood grain or woodworking tools fabric!
Stay safe

-- Debra Lee®️ “Where the spirit does not work with the hands, there is no art” - L. DaVinci

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Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 07-13-2020 12:48 AM

WOW! This project should be #1
DL I appreciate that you have some insight into Corona woodworking accessories. Woodworkers make kleenex boxes why not a wooden Covid mask dispenser? Much more…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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DebraLee

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#6 posted 07-13-2020 01:58 AM

DW I sincerely apologize if my message was perceived as a negative. I love the idea of the mask dispenser that is why I agreed. I’ve had two family members pass this virus; I’m truly happy to see ppl wearing masks.

-- Debra Lee®️ “Where the spirit does not work with the hands, there is no art” - L. DaVinci

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swirt

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#7 posted 07-13-2020 02:44 AM

Clever design.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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pottz

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#8 posted 07-13-2020 03:34 AM



Beautiful box. Your dentist is giving good advice about not touching the mask since it is trapping pathogens which will get on your hands and then everything you touch. However, those surgical masks are not intended for repeat use, whether you leave them out to dry or not, and storing used ones in the box creates a bio-hazard. Buy a box of masks and use your gorgeous box as a dispenser for them—not a place to store your used mask—and throw away your mask at least daily and replace it with a fresh one.

P.S. My wife is a retired dentist so I hear this stuff all the time.

- Rich


+1 totally agree,use it to store new ones but once used for a day throw it away,your storing germs to grow.nice box though.

-- 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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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 07-13-2020 03:28 PM

I love the figure in that wood. If I had to guess, I would have said quarter sawn sycamore. Nice little box, in any event. I put my reusable/washable mask in a caddy by the front door, along with my shade, car key, etc..

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 07-13-2020 03:29 PM

You didn’t fail to create something both beautiful and functional!

I missed the boat when I made tissue boxes with a “free” box of tissues included. I figured that someone would see it in the gallery and buy it on the spot, basically thinking “hey, free box with some rare tissues!”. Didn’t happen since the gallery went dark before I could get it into stock 8^(

Looks like you’d be in the same boat if you were selling!

Comments on practicality aside, it’s very unique and clever.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#11 posted 07-13-2020 03:49 PM



DW I sincerely apologize if my message was perceived as a negative. I love the idea of the mask dispenser that is why I agreed. I’ve had two family members pass this virus; I’m truly happy to see ppl wearing masks.

- DebraLee

Please your message is fine and very supportive of this project should I have said something wrong please excuse me. Again, I think COVID masks and woodworking art have a place in our community.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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woodpezzer

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#12 posted 07-14-2020 05:06 PM



Beautiful box and agree With Desert_Woodworker on the statement making! First quick glance on my phone, til I was able to expand the images was (awesome statement cherry box mask casket!) That grain, precision hinges, just beautiful. I managed a medical oncology unit in a past life. Proper doning and doffing masks is vital! Bonobo please PM me your address I will send you a couple of the washable masks W/a filter pocket I’ve made for my RN’s working the front lines to extend their N95 masks. Use what’s in your bag as filters if need be but I would toss those babies in the trash ( or in a paper bag then my trash at home). I wish I had wood grain or woodworking tools fabric!
Stay safe
- DebraLee

check your messages: try spoonflower.com search wood in fabric section for many wood related fabrics like this:

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