|Project by Chadwick||posted 01-31-2014 11:50 PM||2888 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
About a year and a half ago (mid 2012) I was trying to think of something to make my wife for her birthday, and was looking at a shelf with a bunch of her Challenge Coins just laying around collecting dust. I didn’t have much, if any, woodworking skills, but figured if I could somehow make a piece of firewood from the yard hold on to the coins, I’d be in luck. I asked a “handy” neighbor, who introduced me to a Stacked Dado set and a Table Saw.
Cut to today – all of our military friends (and neighbors) that come over have asked me to make one, and they still sell like hotcakes. They’re not any more complex now than they were originally (joint flat on one face, dado grooves, stain, poly, felt grooves) but they have paid for most of my equipment, as my shop and skill set constantly expands. I don’t make nearly as many of them as I used to, but I owe it all to these fun little projects for the funding to explore woodworking and build my tool arsenal!
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