Prototpe: Challenge Coin Cabinet

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Project by bigfish_95008 posted 1660 days ago 2106 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the prototype of the Challenge Coin cabinet that my son, who is in the Army, requested for displaying his collection. It is a small cabinet as the board that it will eventually be constructed from is only 8”X12”. In fact the prototype is still a little large for the board, but I do have an idea of what changes need to be made and how to go about making them. I found the board, a beautiful OLD piece of Ash in my Dad’s wood shop while home for a visit in Michigan just before Christmas. I had to cut it into 3 pieces to get it onto the plane. I had it all taped up nice and tight – the TSA guys must have had to cut it open as it had additional packing tape on it – I hope they liked the board as much as I do. Now it is back to Sketchup to make the needed changes.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#1 posted 1660 days ago

Very cool BigFish! I think you did a great job personaly.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 1660 days ago

Having a mirrored backing will allow the viewer to see the backs of the coins without having to remove them. Nice touch.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#3 posted 1660 days ago

Looks nice BigFish. I’d be proud to display my coins in it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#4 posted 1659 days ago


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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