|Project by Rickterscale||posted 04-18-2013 04:50 PM||873 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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.