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Project by Blackie_ posted 16 days ago 604 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 16 days ago

Wow, that is pretty! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 16 days ago

Excellent!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 16 days ago

Very nice box and coasters. She’ll love it!!...................Jim

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

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 16 days ago

Excellent work Randy!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 16 days ago

The way the edge looks framed is great. Nice work Randy.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 16 days ago

Excellent job sir. They look awesome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 16 days ago

You did a fine job on this project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 16 days ago

Randy….There is no doubt that she will be extremely pleased with these coasters…and what an added bonus of such an excellent looking box with fancy wood hinges that you also made.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 16 days ago

randy, these turned out fantastic, great job bro, she came to the right man…let me ask this as an idea for next time, maybe one could set up a router jig and eat out the wood from the inside part, glue in a piece of cork and then drill the hole for the coin, that way the cork would absorb the liquid…just a thought…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 16 days ago

Thanks everyone!

Grizz I think I understand what you are saying? Drill the hole deeper then place the coin on top of the cork?

-- 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

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grizzman

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#11 posted 16 days ago

well what i meant was drill the hole after the cork is in so the coin sets flush with the cork…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 16 days ago

Oh you mean remove all the wood from the routed grooves to the center and the flush the coin to the cork?

-- 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

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grizzman

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#13 posted 16 days ago

what i mean was to make a jig, set the squares in it, there would be guides on the jig that would allow it to eat the would out but leave a strong edge of maybe 1/2 inch, router the wood out and deep enough for the cork, when the wood is gone, you would glue large squares of cork in, then drill your hole, using a very sharp bit, as not to tear the cork, then glue your coins in, the hole cut would be deep enough for the coin to set flush…maybe that it explains it better…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 16 days ago

Yeah I got you now Grizz :)

-- 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

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HillbillyShooter

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#15 posted 16 days ago

Outstanding! Excellent craftsmanship. Your client has got to be delighted.

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

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