Coin collection BOX

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Project by James Lango posted 11-27-2008 06:59 AM 5268 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.


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#1 posted 11-27-2008 07:02 AM

Looks to be a first class project, and you get to keep it to! Nice work.

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#2 posted 11-27-2008 03:04 PM

Very cool it even looks like an ole strongbox you’d see on a stagecoach. Good job.

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#3 posted 11-28-2008 07:03 PM

it’s a nice looking project & seems to serve it’s purpose quite well.

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 10:23 PM

Thats a great looking box.

I’m thinking about making a coin collection box of some sort for a charity auction. Many older men there who collect coins will want to buy it if I make it. Where do you suggest me getting coin supplys like the plastic boxes?

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