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Turned silver eagle lidded box

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Project by Rickterscale posted 490 days ago 663 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a lathe recently and started experimenting with lidded boxes. So I made my son a small box to hold his silver coins. This is from a piece of mahogany scrap I had lying around. I used a forstner bit to hollow out the box, I think 1-3/8”. Also used the forstner bit to create a recess in the lid to snuggly hold a silver eagle for display. The lid fits nice and tight, which was the primary goal of this practice piece. The finish is Cap’t Eddie’s shine juice (friction polish of equal parts shellac, blo and alcohol).

When I tried making another one as a gift for my father, I discovered that the 1926 silver eagle I used for sizing the recesses in the pictured box isn’t as wide as the more recent silver eagles. So this silver eagle box holds my boy’s one older silver eagle and some smaller half dollars, but it won’t hold newer silver eagles.





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derosa

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#1 posted 490 days ago

Slight frown for using a classic silver coin for the lid but I do like it and glad to see you supporting a child’s hobby. I’ve been wanting to make a chest of trays with dividers for the 2×2 holders but doubt I’ll ever really get around to it.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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Rickterscale

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#2 posted 489 days ago

To be clear, the coin is unmarred. It sits in a recess in the lid, held in place by nothing more than the friction of a good fit, and is easily removed.

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kiefer

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#3 posted 489 days ago

Very nice and precise Work .
A unique gift for a coin collector ,one of a kind .

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 486 days ago

Wow! Perfect fit for the coin. I’m sure son will enjoy collecting those coins. Great job!

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