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Project by Tim29 posted 1323 days ago 1854 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box about 10 years ago. How time flies. I was cleaning out my parents barn loft and came across lots of old lumber. I knew there was something I could make with it.
The idea was to make this box to keep change in and when I filled it up, cash in the change and have a big payday. Well it was a great idea but I like to see my change pile up so I use a jar now. This box now holds cd cases and most of them were a waste of money. How ironic.
I cut the top by assembling the entire box, taking it to the table saw, setting the fence to 1 1/4” and cutting all 4 sides. The sides are made with rabbet joints.

-- Tim, Nevada MO





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stefang

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#1 posted 1323 days ago

I wondered what that slot in the top was for! It’s a nice looking rustic style box. Maybe you should have put some windows in it so you could see the change piling up, lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1323 days ago

That is quite the peggy bank. Looks will built and nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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papadan

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#3 posted 1323 days ago

Nice box, I like the herringbone top.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Chip

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#4 posted 1323 days ago

The wood and craftsmanship on this really make it shine Tim. Beautiful finish too. Great job!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1323 days ago

Nice looking box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 1323 days ago

Vacation savings account. :) Nice!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mafe

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#7 posted 1323 days ago

Dig it down the back yard when full, then make a treasure map, and save it for the kids!
Nice box, I love all the old holes.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Eagle1

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#8 posted 1323 days ago

Cool box. I would hate to try and pick it up when it got full. You would probably have to use the money for the hospital bill after picking it up.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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