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Magic Coin Bank with a Twist

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Project by Nick_R posted 09-13-2012 08:50 PM 2397 views 3 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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NaFianna

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 09:50 PM

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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Nick_R

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 10:14 PM

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 09-13-2012 10:33 PM

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 09-14-2012 01:05 AM

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 09-14-2012 03:01 AM

Cute idea. Nice retrieval point.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 04:24 AM

Very nice box,beautifull present.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 08:27 AM

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 09-14-2012 09:16 PM

This must be a fun built. Looking great.

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