$1 and $2 Australian Banknotes notes both now long gone, almost.

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Project by robscastle posted 05-24-2012 12:16 PM 1334 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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Timber is oregon or as some would also know it Douglas fir.

It was a recycled garden patio post removed after discovering this timber has very little resiliance to weather in outdoor locations if unprotected from excessive moisture, otherwise an excellent building material.

Not the sort of material selected to do box work with either.

It was destined for the rubbish transfer site on the back of my friends truck when I saw it and rescued it.

In April 1010 I carefully removed all the foreign objects, nails, screws, plates and general accumulated stones etc.

Then resawed it and removed most of the weathering rot.
If you look closely there is some sign of the decay.

I liked the way it had been quarter saw originally and so set about making something that would make his jaw drop the next time he visited.

Its a basic 5 sided box simply carfully sawn up to ensure precise matching then butt jointed together with a lid of the same material surrounded by a frame to increase its size.

Sanded to suit rounded over on the lid and then inlayed with the respective banknotes.
At this stage it has had one coat of 2 pack gloss finish known as Perfect Gloss.

I then added flocking, to the interior. (yeah I know its a bit girlish but I enjoy playing about in my craft box of goodies)

The coin holder I drilled out then sanded down to the existing profile
Added some nice hinges and catches and there it is.

Amazing my mate said upon is return.


-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 05:16 PM

G’day, Mate! Nice job on that box!!.............Jim

I love recycled wood…it makes such beautiful projects

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

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