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Project by ronstar posted 05-25-2017 01:14 AM 1384 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandfather gave me an 1853 penny – about 50 years ago. Thought I would make a box for it. Bocote top, walnut bottom, sliding dovetail top. Coin sits on a felt pad. Teak oil finish to be followed by wax in a week or so.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 05-25-2017 01:45 AM

Beautiful! Really like the sliding dovetails.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#2 posted 05-25-2017 01:56 AM

Nice!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 05-25-2017 01:58 AM

Nice work, Ron. What a great keepsake, and you gave it a nice home. I love bocote, btw. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect wood for small boxes.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 05-25-2017 02:27 AM

Gorgeous. By now the penny is priceless;at least to you!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 05-25-2017 04:33 AM

Beautiful!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 05-25-2017 11:50 AM

Nice box and beautiful wool you used!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 05-25-2017 12:33 PM

That’s really cool.

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#8 posted 05-25-2017 02:39 PM

What a beautiful box this is. It displays spectacular wood, wonderful detail and character, and outstanding craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 05-26-2017 12:34 AM

Thanks everyone!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#10 posted 05-27-2017 01:04 AM

I love the grain and attention to detail (sliding dovetail). Beautiful job.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#11 posted 05-29-2017 04:25 PM

Beautiful cover grain.

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com

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