View from the Garage

September 23, 2009

Tissue box

Filed under: Woodworking — thefusionguy @ 3:52 am

For my wife’s birthday I made this tissue box:

TissueBox

It’s a lot nicer than the cardboard box the tissues come in. It’s made of red oak, with a top of purpleheart.

This is the first finger joint I’ve made. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be. A shop-made jig clamps to the miter guage to position each finger cut. It only took a couple tries to get the spacing right. The first time was so exact that the parts wouldn’t go together.

Here’s a close-up of the jig:

JointSetup

JointCuttingCloseup

JointDetailAssembled

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