Another project completed from Red Box Elder. I started with a piece approixmately 3” in diameter (after cutting it from a square ugly block, on the Band Saw). I was originally going to make a lidded box for one of my Grandsons. Last winter in Arizona I made a lided round box and when two of my Grandsons (Brothers) come to visit they want to look and play with that box. I stored coins in it and had a one ounce copper round coin inserted in the top. Therefore, I went to work, started at 3:00 PM on Sunday and ended at 8:00 PM Sunday evening with not one but two lidded coin boxes. Postingwwt the other one next.
I turned the box so a quarter plastic tube would fit snuggly in the bottom part and the lid to the plastic container fit snuggly in the lid of the box. As a after thought I decided to insert a coin into the top of the lid of the box and used State Quarter for the year of my Grandsons Birthday, 2004. There were five quarters minted in that year and I chose the Texas quarter because my grandson’s God Parents live in Texas.
AS I said the coin insertion was an after thought because I had already taken the piece from the Lathe and was finished. I managed to place the lid very carefully back into the chuck and turned the indention the exact size of the coin. It fit perfect into the indention, however I didn’t place the coin into the indention immediately. I woke up at 3:00 AM (Couldn’t sleep) and decided to insert the coin. Guess what? Eight hours after completion of the project the lid to the box has shrunk and the coin would not go in. I didn’t want to pound the coin in so I took a C-clamp and placed a cloth be between the quarter adn the inside of the lid and gently clamped down until the coin went into the indention. I thought I might have to glue the quarters in, but I think it will take a stick of dynamite to remov the quarter from the lid.
Fun project and I think the Grandson will love it.