|Project by James Lango||posted 11-27-2008 06:59 AM||4108 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
This is one of those few projects that a woodworker actually makes for himself. I have a smaller coin collection and always dreamed of throwing away the shoe boxes for a nice case/storage box. This strong box is my solution and it serves me well, as it weighs 80+lbs fully loaded. The lid lifts up for larger storage items. The top 2 drawers are same size but seperators allow me to store 2” x 2” plastic coin holders. The bottom drawer holds all my proof sets. The 3 drawers just run in a dado, with plywood glued to the inside as splines/runners. You can see that the grain direction is different on the lid, because it was thrown together with scraps of Oak ply and Oak hardwood. The back is a 1/4” Oak ply rabbited in. Pretty basic case construction with fancy doors. The doors are a open mortise-tennon with a grove for the panel. The panel itself is actually made up of 5 smaller pcs that are fluted at both ends. Hope you enjoy. -Thanks for looking.