Coin Box

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Project by TampaMark posted 01-26-2013 08:05 PM 1665 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My youngest son wanted a box to keep his coin collection in. This box is made from maple with cherry splines. Inside, there are three levels for storage. The middle level has a box that slides from one end to the other. The top level has a box that lifts out. This was my first attempt at mortising the lock and hinges into the sides.

Overall, I was pleased with the outcome. In hindsight, I wish I would have used a nicer wood for the top and maybe personalized it somehow (initials, name, etc).

-- -- Mark (maker of high-grade kindling)

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 09:04 PM

Good, job well done.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 03:29 AM

I think its beautiful and your craftsmanship really shows in all the attention to detail. I not usually a fan of metal hardware but yours is so tastefully done that I really like it. Those hinges are very unobtrusive. You did a perfect job mortising those hinges and that lock.

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

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 04:01 AM

Nice looking box great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 10:01 PM

Very Nice

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