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Project by WoodshopNerd posted 05-25-2016 06:25 PM 2137 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I made for my Mom who collects state quarters. I purchased the plans from Rockler, and I used all scraps from the guitars I’ve made. I cut out the states with a scroll saw and jewelers saw. Then finished with Tru Oil.

Woods used were Rosewood, Cocobolo, Engelmann Spruce, Sinker Redwood, Walnut, Mahogany, Myrtlewood, Ziricote, and Maple.

-- Michael, http://www.bozemanguitars.com





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majuvla

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#1 posted 05-25-2016 07:07 PM

Awesome gift and idea for gift. Very original way to accomodate her coins collecting hobby, also to connect it with your hobby.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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oldnovice

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#2 posted 05-25-2016 10:47 PM

That is a “two bit” project … that’s a tounge in cheeck compliment.
Is this for the state quarters?

I like the colors of all the states and I’ll bet you two bits that Rhode Island was a hard one to hang on to while Colorado was probably the easiest.
What is the overall size?

A trick question, what will it be worth when all the quarters have been placed?

Did you mean Tung oil, not Tru oil?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 12:04 AM

A great looking state quarters display! I like all the different woods you used, this is a neat way to display all the quarters!

-- Dean

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WoodshopNerd

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#4 posted 05-26-2016 12:51 AM

Thanks for the compliments. The smaller pieces were definitely tricky to cut and to drill the shallow holes for the quarters. It was a nice geography lesson though having to cut out each state and puzzle piece them together.

The finish I used is call Tru Oil from Birchwood Casey. It’s a gun stock oil made from a blend of Linseed and other oils that helps it dry fast. I’ve used it many times on my guitar necks.

-- Michael, http://www.bozemanguitars.com

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WoodshopNerd

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#5 posted 05-26-2016 12:53 AM

And I forgot to mention that the overall size was about 22” x 33”.

-- Michael, http://www.bozemanguitars.com

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 05-26-2016 01:45 AM

The finish I used is call Tru Oil from Birchwood Casey. It s a gun stock oil made from a blend of Linseed and other oils that helps it dry fast. I ve used it many times on my guitar necks.

- WoodshopNerd

How do you apply Tru oil and what is the drying time?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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WoodshopNerd

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#7 posted 05-26-2016 03:50 AM

Wipe on with a cloth, then wipe off the excess. Drying time is 12 hours between coats and a couple weeks for a full cure depending on temperature and humidity.

-- Michael, http://www.bozemanguitars.com

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#8 posted 05-26-2016 03:10 PM

This is a very nice piece. Congratulations.

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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#9 posted 05-27-2016 09:48 AM

Mice work.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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