Magic Coin Bank with a Twist

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Project by Nick_R posted 676 days ago 2174 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a post about the magic coin bank and I loved it.. I thought it would be perfect for my nephew and it looked fun to build.

The only thing was my nephew was young and I was afraid he would get upset when the money disappeared and he could not retrieve it! So I added a little magnetic draw on the side so he could retrieve the coins whenever he wanted.

I like the way it came out. I used Cedar for the draw mechanism, oak for the box and walnut for the top and bottom. Then spray lacquer..

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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#1 posted 676 days ago

Very cool.
Perhaps though it might have been a good life lesson for your nephew – that this is the way it is – money just disappears.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 676 days ago

You are right…. but he is only 2 and has lots of years remaining for tough lessons

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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#3 posted 676 days ago

Maybe you could come up with one where you put a dollar in and get a quarter back.
Kinda like poke and change. :^)

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#4 posted 676 days ago

I like your box and the addition.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 676 days ago

Cute idea. Nice retrieval point.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 676 days ago

Very nice box,beautifull present.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 676 days ago

I like crank49’s idea. It would be teaching the child about taxes!

-- Think Twice, Decide Once - Still cut three times

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#8 posted 675 days ago

This must be a fun built. Looking great.

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