|Project by Blackie_||posted 07-08-2014 11:57 AM||1247 views||3 times favorited||26 comments|
This was a special order form a customer that had a special request, she was finding it hard in her search to find someone to make this request for her and then she found me :) she wanted a coaster set with inlayed Military coins to also be placed in a lidded box, I let her know that I can do this and would be glad to do it for her.
She wanted each coaster 4” square with the 8 coins inlayed in each coaster, she wanted rounded edges and a lip to catch contain the water and a dark finish wood, since I wasn’t able to do a lip I instead cut a groove on the outside edges, I first made the template for the 2 1/2” coins and using a bushing I routed out each set to the proper depth.
The wood I used for this project was Peruvian Nogal with walnut for the lid hinges and splines for the accent.
Customer mailed the coins she wanted to me and stated which side was to face up.
The coins represent the 335th Signal Command.
For some reason I’m not able to link the site so I’ll just paste the link here.
http://goo.gl/ji2qPG (Edit: Shortened Google Link Added by Admin)
The box measures 5” square and 4 1/4” high it is finished in a single coat of tung oil and 2 coats of wipe on poly satin finish, a single coat of spar varnish marine and a top coat of wipe on poly, the coins are secured with DAP All Purpose Adhesive Sealant Silicone Clear.
-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs