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Project by Billfish posted 03-01-2018 09:47 PM 1298 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

while i was picking up some material to start on my new shop i spotted some really colored poplar and picked up a few pieces I wanted to make something that i would see everyday so i thought a kleenex box cover would be a good start ill have to wait untill i get shop done to put the rest of it to use I love different colors of wood hope you do to
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 03-02-2018 12:42 AM

Very cool Bill!
The colors are real nice.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#2 posted 03-02-2018 01:10 AM

Great find – don’t remember seeing so many colors in one area

-- 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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#3 posted 03-02-2018 01:15 AM

Awesome!! Poplar can be so interesting and you really found a board with more colors than I have found. Nice!

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#4 posted 03-02-2018 04:15 AM

Years ago I had a piece of Poplar with a lot of color in it. I was excited, then it turned brown. Sunlight, the natural wood darkener, what can you do.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 03-02-2018 05:08 AM

Bill, this poplar is spectacular. You are right a Kleenex box is a great way to see your work daily. I like the box that you have made. It is very functional and beautiful.

I hope your shop comes along. I spent nearly 20 years working on mine so it would be ready for when I retired. I have had hours and hours of fun building and using my shop. May you enjoy the same.

I know that your shop is not complete now, but when it is further along you might enjoy looking at this technique for making these boxes.

Bill, I apologize if I have big footed your great post. I just wanted to pass on some information that I thought would be of interest to you and others on this site. You have really made a great box from great wood. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 03-02-2018 05:36 AM

Rainbow poplar is so pretty to look at. Nice work on the tissue box.

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley,,

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#7 posted 03-02-2018 09:58 AM

Thank you all for your nice comments and Al I/ve looked at most of your projects and love them and thank you for your advice much appriciated and cant wait to get my shop started and done its been a year without Thank you

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#8 posted 03-02-2018 01:32 PM

The colors of the wood blow my mind! Are you in the box swap? I wouldn’t mind getting something like that!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#9 posted 03-02-2018 01:38 PM

Poplar isn’t always appreciated for what it can be. Nice use of that color.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 03-02-2018 02:20 PM

Wow! I’ve seen lots of wood in my years but this poplar is really unique. Big Al is right it’s spectacular! A tissue box is the perfect project for this wood. You can turn it in any direction and still see it’s beauty from any angle. I posted a couple of tissue boxes on LJ’s also but they are for full size tissues and are also for concealing a gun.
Nice work and good luck with your shop!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 03-02-2018 02:37 PM

You did a very nice job on this Kleenex box. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 03-02-2018 04:13 PM

yep the color is stunning.


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#13 posted 03-02-2018 04:49 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and the Daily 3 and thanks to all the LUMBERJOCKS FOR SHARING ALL THERE INSIGHT AND IDEAS

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#14 posted 03-02-2018 05:06 PM

Amazing color! When I first saw this I thought you were some sort of aniline dye wizard. Nice job on the box.

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#15 posted 03-02-2018 07:33 PM

Awesome, Great Job!

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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