"Not your moma's tussue box"

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Project by poospleasures posted 11-13-2013 12:26 AM 2704 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I must give credit to all the LJs who have shown tissue boxes before me. I am always looking for ways to hide things in my projects. I saw an opportunity for a simple place to hide a home protection device close at hand. If you have some sort of fancy box that looks expensive setting around with jewels and things it could be stolen as a unit. With this very docile looking tissue box I think the thief might blow his nose but would not steal it therefore not stealing your gun. I have made a bunch of these from many different woods. This one is sassafras with walnut accents and a maple vein inlay. It has some 1/2” magnets to hold the top in place while also making it easy to push the to off to get to the goodies. Had a small surgery last week and the Doc said I can get back in the shop today. Hope I can find time to keep on posting things here. Thanks for looking.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 12:49 AM

Oh, I like the way you think.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 12:55 AM

Roger +1. Great idea—that would be perfect for my wife’s S&W M&P 340!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 01:09 AM

This is a definite “steal”. Great idea. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 01:52 AM

Great idea and great build. Now if I could make something like that to hide the shot guns.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 03:07 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 11-13-2013 03:09 AM

can you explain how you put the maple vein inlay in?
The box looks awesome, and I love the sassafrass

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 03:35 AM

Very cool. I like the way you think, too..just to second Roger’s comment!
That is a neat box and I too love hidden places in projects!!.....................Jim

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

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#8 posted 11-13-2013 06:32 AM

Son of a gun, that is a cool looking box/hiding place!

Having the gun in there also makes it heavy enough not to move when you pull out a tissue. I like the magnetic top too!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#9 posted 11-13-2013 09:14 AM

Nice work, I loved the one posted here a while ago as well. Nice qork on yours. I need to make one….

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

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#10 posted 11-13-2013 12:54 PM

Thanks to everyone who has or will comment I do appreciate.
sgtg—-after you try veining you will do a lot of it. Made a pattern from hardwood plywood with a bunch of sweeping curves (not to sharp or the string will break when installing) in it that was long enough to lay across all the box sides (already mitered) lying end to end which are taped together as they will be placed when assembled. Attach pattern with double sided tape. Use a small router with either 1/8 or 3/16 bit and a guide bushing to cut a continuous 1/8 or 3/16 groove all along your taped together work pieces. Remove pattern and untape the sides Then find some nice contrasting wood, cut into strips a couple inches longer than each piece that will just fit in groove and stand just proud. Now take your time bending and pushing the strip in the groove. After they set for a little pry the ends up just a little and leak thin CA in the joint. You will be surprised how it runs back under the strip. Push strip back down and either sand or plane it smooth. Turn pieces over and use a sharp chisel to cut strip flush to the bevel. If I missed something just ask.
Ken90712—-I looked for that other box posted on here so I could mention the posters name but could not find it. Let me know if you know who it was. Thanks

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#11 posted 11-13-2013 08:46 PM

That is such a brilliant wood box! You blow me away. Sweet job!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 11-13-2013 10:24 PM

well done, thanks for posting and for your comment, as for the no one would steal it part, I think I might just have to

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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#13 posted 11-13-2013 10:52 PM

This is not what i was expecting when i clicked on the link. Great idea!! Love this and might have to make one for my house.

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#14 posted 11-14-2013 01:10 AM

Thanks a million for all that info I am quite sure I will be trying this soon it looks amazing!

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#15 posted 11-18-2013 06:11 PM

If you are the LJ from who I stole this idea please let me know so tha I can give credit. To everyone else thanks for looking and commenting.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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