State Coin Holder

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Project by socrbent posted 12-27-2014 03:25 AM 640 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this state coin collection holder for grandson’s Christmas gift. Along with the original 50 state quarters there are 6 additional quarters for District of Columbia and 5 territories. Started with two pieces of plywood and some pallet wood that appears to be cherry. First mistake was boring the holes from the back of the cherry veneer ply with a .955” forstner bit. Even though I had a backer board there was sever chip out. So I used two coats of a cherry stain on the back side (now good side). Used 2 coats of black stain on the backer plywood. Photo 5 is a small key made to eject quarters from the holder. If you look close you can see the ejection hole in the black recesses. Cover is hinged and a hasp locks closed so the holder can be displayed on a wall.

The front is .22 clear acrylic mounted with CA glue. Finish is BLO and 5 coats of Lacquer. Used some 400 grit sandpaper and steel wool to fix the lacquer finish runs. Final touch was Renaissance wax.

-- socrbent Ohio

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