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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 08-11-2015 02:35 AM 1450 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made at the request of a friend who had seen a couple of similar ones I did.

The top and bottom are made from a piece of Honey Locust I purchased on eBay. I had never worked with it before, but the board looked nice in the photos, so I took a chance. It is extremely heavy stuff! The other wood, of course, is Walnut, and the finish is Danish oil with a few coats of wipe-on satin poly for extra protection since the piece will probably get a lot of handling.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"





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CanadianWoodChuck

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#1 posted 08-11-2015 02:46 AM

Another beautiful box, very nice

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#2 posted 08-11-2015 09:54 AM

Nice, Charlie. Is it for coins?

-- Mark

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#3 posted 08-11-2015 10:13 AM

Hi Charlie, very good work on that box and the colors of the wood really go well together. I can just imagine how much sanding that took.

Well done and thanks for sharing Charlie.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#4 posted 08-11-2015 11:11 AM

Nice one Charlie.
That thing probably weighs a ton when full.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 08-11-2015 12:24 PM

Nice looking box. I like the contrast.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 08-11-2015 12:33 PM

That is one beautiful box. Nice for coins but could have many uses. Thanks for sharing!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 08-11-2015 01:30 PM

This is a beautiful box, Charlie, and so nicely done.

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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#8 posted 08-11-2015 01:58 PM

Thanks, y’all!

Yeah, it weighs enough empty. Each opening will hold a stack of 10 or 11 medallions, so if you filled it up with 500 it might be enough to throw your back out. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-14-2015 03:12 PM

Every coins collector’s dream.Nice box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-15-2015 05:27 AM

Charlie, nice work. You built a well thought out box. I too like working with locust wood, but you are right, it is dense stuff. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 08-15-2015 01:52 PM

Thanks, Al and Ivan.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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