Money Box

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Project by Grumpy posted 01-21-2018 12:42 AM 1328 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box did not start off as a money box. It was just an attempt to do a segmented turning.
The problem is I’m not sure what the wood is because I put it aside months ago as I did not put enough hardener in the epoxy or did not mix it well enough (a lesson to be learned).
As a result the glue took ages to set & I just moved on to something else & forgot about it.
I picked it up a few days ago & decided to finish the job.
It’s been that long since I started I forgot what wood is in it. The lighter colour looks like radiata pine & I think the other is Australian red cedar.
After thinking what to do with it the idea came for a money box to take $2 coins, about 50 all told.
The centre core is aluminium tubing.
Finished with several coats of wipe on poly.
Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 12:48 AM

nice work buddy looks how much bitcoin will it hold?-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 01:02 AM

Nice work Tony. After you get it filled up, send it over-to me. Cool design.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-21-2018 03:47 AM

Usual shaped money box, looks too nice to just store a handful of coin.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 01-21-2018 03:54 AM

Thanks Pottz &Dave
Peter, you are right but it was a case of what do I use it for rather than just look at it on the shelf.

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

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#5 posted 01-21-2018 05:21 AM

That’s some really nice work Tony.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 01-21-2018 06:32 AM

Nice job Tony.

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 01-21-2018 08:01 AM

Turned out real nice and useful. Well done, like the pattern.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 01-21-2018 09:41 AM

Once in a while, Tony, you step away from interesting trees, and show some really interesting talent.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 01-21-2018 12:42 PM

Grumpy, you did an amazing job on this piece. It’s a wonderful eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 01-21-2018 03:56 PM

Real neat turning, Tony!!


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

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#11 posted 01-21-2018 05:53 PM

Nice Money Box Indeed! Congrats on the Daily Top Three!


-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 01-21-2018 06:16 PM

Like the glue up, and the choice of timbers. Looks good!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 01-21-2018 07:18 PM

Whatever kind of wood it is, you made it yours! Interesting glue-up and final shape, Tony! Is “money box” a downunder term? Congrats on your DT3!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 01-21-2018 08:14 PM

I like the design as it produces a real feature to the piece, well done on DT3

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 01-21-2018 08:48 PM

Thanks everyone for you nice feedback.
Candy, I wasn’t aware ‘money box’ was an Aussieism. What would you call one in the States?.

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

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