Commemorative Coin Rack

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Project by ajosephg posted 1621 days ago 2419 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson is a Commander in JROTC and meets a lot of generals and other military officials. Some of them give him commemorative coins, and his mother asked me to make a wooden rack to display them, and this is the result. Since I don’t have of those coins, I used some old silver dollars to show some perspective.

I built this out of a board that I acquired 25 or 30 years ago, but now I can’t remember where I got it or what kind of wood it is. Before machining and sanding it had a purplish cast which makes me think it might be purpleheart. It is heavy, hard, and open grained. Does anyone recognize what species it might be?

-- Joe

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#1 posted 1621 days ago

Nice concept. Well done. Looks like purpleheart.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 1621 days ago

This may be premature – but I thank your grandson in advance for his service.
This is a lovely project – collecting small things like these help keep the memory of people you’ve met alive and you’ve done a beautiful job on it. it will warm his memories for years to come.

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 1621 days ago

Greetings Joe: Very nice project for the grandson…. I know he’ll be proud of it, cause Grandpa made it for him. He has a good start for the military if he’s headed that way. You did a pretty good job on the coin holder.
As far as the wood….. it’s hard to say….it looks like purpleheart, or bloodwood, but not sure exactly…...later.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#4 posted 1620 days ago

Nice one Joe

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 1620 days ago

great job on the display case….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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