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Project by gdaveg posted 03-01-2021 03:34 AM 588 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Judy wanted me to make her a wood Kleenex box for the larger/regular size box of tissues. I needed a fairly simple project to fit in with my other ones, plus had some wood from the two tables I am currently in the middle of.

As you can see from the pictures that this will not fit a big box of tissue!!

I had laminated some 6/4 maple, walnut and a strip of padauk that was just barely long enough to make the box. I ripped on the bandsaw, planed and sanded close to final thickness. Did not bring the sketch with me to the shop that morning. I knew the dimensions so cut the first long side. It was Exactly 0.5” too short; oops, dang, shoot
So the big size box was out of the question. So the smaller Kleenex box was the plan going forward.

The large boxes are shorter than the regular ones. So too short for the small box.

The second picture shows my solution to increase the height.

To form the mitred corners I laid out two strips of Frogs Tape a couple of inches longer than the four sides. Aligned the sides almost tight, put glue in the joints and folded it up. The mitres came out tight.

Jude is happy with it and I am too. I still have a walnut piece large enough for a lid for my next attempt.

Dave

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 03-01-2021 03:46 AM

Nice looking project. Great wood, nice an square.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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pottz

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#2 posted 03-01-2021 04:53 AM

nice simple kleenex boxes,nice wood combo too.i gotta ask,you say your from vancouver washington but the pic looks like it was takin in arizona and your avatar looks the same with cactus in the backround?

-- 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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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 03-01-2021 05:59 AM



nice simple kleenex boxes,nice wood combo too.i gotta ask,you say your from vancouver washington but the pic looks like it was takin in arizona and your avatar looks the same with cactus in the backround?

- pottz

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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gdaveg

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#4 posted 03-01-2021 12:51 PM

My wife and I visited some friends in AZ 2017, rented Feb of 18. We fell in love with the weather and bought a home in Arizona north of Tucson. 55 and older community with a very nice wood shop.

Still live in Vancouver Washington. Grand kids in Seattle.

Dave

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 03-01-2021 04:10 PM

I challenge anyone here to say they never cut something too short 8^). I think you did quite well making it all work. If anything, you have proven there needs to be a ‘tween sized box!

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 03-02-2021 07:20 AM

Dave, nice fixes and work-arounds. I like the finish and general design. Just by way of sharing information, you might click here for some different ideas. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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gdaveg

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#7 posted 03-02-2021 02:40 PM

Big Al,

Thanks for the link to your box project. I did leave a comment there. The method to clamp the lid during the gluing process was slick. Beats 6 clamps on a 5.5” square box.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA

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