kruger rand boxes

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Project by johan posted 06-04-2011 09:05 PM 4720 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes was made for a client who buy a gold kruger rand for his kids every birthday.when they are 21 each has a investment of 20 coins in a box.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#1 posted 06-04-2011 09:41 PM

saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet looking boxes I wanna see how you made the hinge?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 06-04-2011 10:27 PM

The boxes are beautiful! That birthday tradition sounds like a great idea.

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#3 posted 06-04-2011 11:30 PM

What a great idea. Let’s see now, I think a gold kruger is one ounce, and at around $1500 an ounce, at todays price, that will be a very nice gift. And, gold will always be going up. Who knows what they will be worth 15 or so years from now when they will receive the gift. And, the beautiful box that they will be in will make the gift even better.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 12:59 AM

I wonder if I can get adopted…. <grin>

Very nice little boxes!

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 01:00 AM

awe , the good old Kruger rand, very nicely done. what wood did you use? I must say tambotie would look very good also….

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 01:08 AM

Oh, just a small thing, I believe Krugerrand is one word, not two. Or at least that’s what I recall from many years ago when I bought one.

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 01:40 AM

very nice project with a great meaning. Hopefully it will help instill the art of saving money in their future. p.s. how did you do the hinge???

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 06-05-2011 03:26 AM

Unique box, gee a Krugerrand for you birthday, all I got was a baby brother.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 06-05-2011 04:27 AM

Beautifully made box
What did you use to do the top’s lettering?

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#10 posted 06-05-2011 10:21 AM

The box was made out of Candle wood,and the lettering was done by laser engraving

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#11 posted 06-05-2011 10:42 AM

dammm wish my parents had done that

-- Ben L

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#12 posted 06-05-2011 11:00 AM

Nice boxes, and nice tradition. Traditions, no matter how simple are things that make memories. More than you’ll ever know.

I too am interested in knowing more about your hinges.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 06-06-2011 01:55 PM

Baie mooi!

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#14 posted 05-11-2012 01:25 PM

Amazing job!
What are the dimension of these boxes ?
Thank you.

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#15 posted 05-11-2012 03:54 PM

the box size are 50mmx50mmx210mm long

-- Johan, South Africa,

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