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Project by RLindberry posted 03-18-2011 12:57 AM 3889 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my most recent project. It was requested by a friend, who wanted it solely for the purpose shown – to hold $100 bills (I know, must be a tough problem to have, huh?)

It is basically scrap wood, and the construction is pretty self explanatory. Maple and mahogany.

The only time power tools were used on this was for thicknessing the wood, and ripping the mahogany for the lid. All surfacing and joinery was done by hand. The dovetails aren’t perfect, but they are the first really “presentable” ones I’ve done.

Finish is just danish oil followed by tung oil.

Thanks for looking.





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Steevo

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#1 posted 03-18-2011 01:12 AM

Hmmmmm…..............Box full of $100 bills ?

How are things in Mexico ?

-- I was married by a judge.....I should have asked for a Jury

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bigike

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#2 posted 03-18-2011 01:45 AM

nice… $100 dollar bills. The box looks good too!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 03-18-2011 02:08 AM

With that kind of a problem, he should have tipped you one layer for the nice box ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Pawky

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 03:17 AM

The box looks great, but why is he storing 100s in the box?

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Kerux

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#5 posted 03-18-2011 03:23 AM

I’d like to purchase that (one full of the bills). Will $20 cover it?

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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JOEY B

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 03:26 AM

nice work . how much will it hold ? . ask to look at it when he loads it up and say {see ya}.

-- Tools tools and more tools its funny when we go in a store for anything we always look at the tools

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#7 posted 03-18-2011 03:33 AM

Nice box, and wouldn’t it be great if we all had that problem?

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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kimosawboy

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#8 posted 03-18-2011 03:35 AM

Lets see
1- one hundred dollar bill is .0043 inches thick
Nearly 233 dollar bills for a stack 1 inch high
Your box appears to be about 2” 3/4 deep
Estimate 641 one hundred dollar bills

Total $$64,100.

Nice box but did you ask why a wood box??
G Vavra

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Richard

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#9 posted 03-18-2011 04:50 AM

I been wanting to build something like this for christmas projects. My idea is to make a box that will hold bills like this and a separate compartment to hold coins in a tray drilled out by the right sized bit to match the coin’s half diameter. I am still trying to come up with a simple plan and pass them out for christmas as a “cash stash” or “Pizza money holder”

I don’t have a plan yet, but your project has given me ideas.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#10 posted 03-18-2011 06:16 AM

Nice… :) To be honest, this is the first time I see a “piggy bank” like this. :)))

One thing that catches the eye—missing half-pins in dovetails at the bottom. I would do them the same way you did at the top—it would look more symmetrical and “complete”.

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steliart

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#11 posted 03-18-2011 10:03 AM

nice friends you have… cool box :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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CiscoKid

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#12 posted 03-18-2011 03:23 PM

[qoute] Lets see
1- one hundred dollar bill is .0043 inches thick
Nearly 233 dollar bills for a stack 1 inch high
Your box appears to be about 2” 3/4 deep
Estimate 641 one hundred dollar bills [/quote]

Technically that would be true. However, money never stacks that nicely. I use a fire-proof box for the same purpose. Now, silver and gold stack very nicely indeed, and you don’t have to worry about them burning up.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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McLeanVA

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#13 posted 03-18-2011 04:43 PM

Great box. Will it also work for IOU’s? Cause it would work awesome on my dresser if that were the case.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 03-18-2011 05:25 PM

Nice job I’m going to need more than once of these then if the math is correct LOL

1- one hundred dollar bill is .0043 inches thick
Nearly 233 dollar bills for a stack 1 inch high
Your box appears to be about 2” 3/4 deep
Estimate 641 one hundred dollar bills

Total $$64,100.

Nice, I have always kept a few stacks in the house safe in case of an earthquake and we needed cash. Some call it paraniod but if Los Angeles lost electrical Atm and Credit Cards are paper weights.

Now I need to me some….= Money or the boxes?? :<)”

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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kayakdude

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#15 posted 03-30-2011 01:21 AM

if your ever giving the box away i’ll take 2 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,very nice job

-- kayakdude

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