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Project by mspain77 posted 10-06-2017 06:39 PM 753 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is from some GORGEOUS Claro Walnut my buddy mills on his property in Madera, CA. He provided the slab that he wanted me to use to make this piece for him to display all his coins he collected over his time in the Army. I’m leaving a picture of the slab I used and a picture he sent with some of his coins displayed.
This piece is 19” in length and each tier is 1.25” tall for a total height of 5”. It’s also 5” deep from the furthest point on the front to the flat back. Not much else to this one. Any questions or comments, please leave them. Thanks for stopping by.

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 06:59 PM

Nicely done.

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 07:36 PM

I’ve never seen a coin display like it. I love it!

-- TomB

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 07:40 PM

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#4 posted 10-06-2017 08:48 PM

You guys are too kind. Thank you.

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!

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#5 posted 10-07-2017 02:07 AM

simple and elegant, nice work!

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#6 posted 10-07-2017 06:39 AM

Very nice! Beautiful wood. I’d like to make one for my step-son, who is in Army Special Forces.

What is the groove width and depth? (My guess is 1/4×1/4) What is the actual radius of the cut and the groove? (Too tight a curve and the coins wouldn’t fit, right?) ...or any other tips on how to make one like this one?

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#7 posted 10-07-2017 01:22 PM

You did a nice job on this coin holder. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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mspain77

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#8 posted 10-07-2017 08:50 PM

Thanks again for the compliments guys.
@SawTooth1953 I used a 1/4” down spiral bit for the groove, and I believe it’s around 3/16” in depth. I didn’t want it to be so deep that it would hide a lot of the art work on the coins when they were set up. As far as the radius, I’m not sure. I eyeballed my first one and made a template that I used on this one and another. My template is 19” long and 4” in width on each side with a width of 7” at the very center, so if you’re good at geometry, you can figure that out. Good luck with your build.

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!

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#9 posted 10-08-2017 03:42 AM

That is a real nice design and well done!
At first I thought “coin holder” meant piggy bank!

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SawTooth1953

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#10 posted 10-08-2017 04:27 AM

Thanks for the info…I’ll see what I can do with that. Yours is verrrrry nice.


Thanks again for the compliments guys.
@SawTooth1953 I used a 1/4” down spiral bit for the groove, and I believe it s around 3/16” in depth. I didn t want it to be so deep that it would hide a lot of the art work on the coins when they were set up. As far as the radius, I m not sure. I eyeballed my first one and made a template that I used on this one and another. My template is 19” long and 4” in width on each side with a width of 7” at the very center, so if you re good at geometry, you can figure that out. Good luck with your build.

- mspain77


-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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SawTooth1953

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#11 posted 10-08-2017 05:23 AM

Thanks for the info…I’ll see what I can do with that. Yours is verrrrry nice.


Thanks again for the compliments guys.
@SawTooth1953 I used a 1/4” down spiral bit for the groove, and I believe it s around 3/16” in depth. I didn t want it to be so deep that it would hide a lot of the art work on the coins when they were set up. As far as the radius, I m not sure. I eyeballed my first one and made a template that I used on this one and another. My template is 19” long and 4” in width on each side with a width of 7” at the very center, so if you re good at geometry, you can figure that out. Good luck with your build.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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