Bank, Coin Organizer

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Project by lyle posted 12-22-2015 03:57 PM 958 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Upon a visit to my 8 yr. old grandson’s, I noticed that he kept his loose coins in a glass quart jar. I developed this project to help him organize his coins and to learn something about counting and wrapping his coins.
The wood is all cherry and basically made from scrap pieces I picked up cheaply at a local sawmill. I started from a rough sketch and modified the plans as I went along. Everything is glued together using gorilla glue, there isn’t a nail or screw in it anywhere.
The project involved using my table saw, planer, router, bandsaw, and various drills, files, and lots of sandpaper. The finish is satin polyurethane, lightly sanded between coats.
The interior of the drawer compartments are made of lauan plywood scraps and are also glued only.
I glued a piece of tanned deer leather on the bottom to avoid scratching furniture and soften any effect on other furniture.
The coins are epoxied on top and all are minted in 2015. An indicator of when it was built for years to come.
I have parts of about four days in this project. He is too young to fully appreciate it now probably, but someday I think he will cherish it as a rememberance of me.

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 12:30 AM

Thats a very cool bank!! I’ll bet he cherishes that for many years, and possibly hand it down a generation or two…

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 01:54 AM

Very nice heirloom to pass down to the family. Like all the detail and the way it functions.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 01:41 PM

Brilliant idea! I have problem with sorting my coin savings.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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