Cherry Military Challenge Coin Display Cabinet

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Project by rowdypenguin posted 12-28-2014 02:41 AM 2442 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All cherry display cabinet holds around 400 coins in 24 rows. 4 ft wide, 56 inches high. Raised panel doors. Engraved front for customer. Finished in natural Danish Oil.

-- David, California,

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 03:09 PM

That’s awesome man. Great looking piece. I’m working on some small challenge coin displays, but nowhere near that large.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 12:52 AM

Wow. That would be the largest challenge coin holder that I have seen. I am thinking of doing one for a friend, but haven’t done one before. I was wondering what the gap in the wood should be for holding the coins, some seem to be anywhere from 1/8th to 1/4”. I was thinking of making a 1/4” dado, but an thinking that might be too small? Looks great by the way.

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#3 posted 11-29-2015 10:24 PM

You’ve done such a nice job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 11-30-2015 02:06 AM

Jetwhoop, I use a Freud 1/4 box joint blade for my grooves. The way challenge coins are going these days, that is the minimum. I sometimes widen a few rows to account for thicker coins.

-- David, California,

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