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.50 Cent Plaques

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Project by Anthony posted 02-19-2014 02:14 AM 1003 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me to make her 13 plaques that will display .50 cent pieces for each time a monthly goal is met.

I came up with a simple wall plaque approx. 9” tall and 7” wide. I used a hardboard template to pattern cut them to shape on the router table and also to mark out the location for the 12 recesses that will hold the coins.

It was a simple project that allowed me to practice some production shop techniques in the small shop.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"





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exelectrician

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 03:34 AM

You scored with making that good jig/template thingy it looks like you just hammered them out, and the finished product looks great!
Way to go – productivity!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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kdc68

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 04:29 AM

Well done ! The symmetry is nice and the finish looks good. As your friend fills these up with coins and proudly displays them onto a wall, how are the $0.50 pieces going to be secured in the recess? Silly question perhaps, but I was curious as to what will be used.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Anthony

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 05:01 AM

Thanks for the comments.

kdc68, my recommendation was to use double sided carpet tape. It should hold them secure but still make them removable.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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kdc68

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 11:29 AM

Thanks for the reply. Double sided tape should be a viable solution

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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drbyte

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 01:38 PM

Very nice display plaque! What size bit for a 50 cent piece? Would make a nice ‘challenge coin’ holder too!!

-- Dennis, WV

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Anthony

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 09:17 PM

drbyte, I used a 1 1/8” forstner bit.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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DrDirt

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 10:10 PM

Neat project – was going to ask about the bit u drbyte got it.

I think hot melt glue would work great for holding the coins in. If the bond is too tight, just warm up the coin and it would release.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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Anthony

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#8 posted 02-20-2014 02:53 AM

Thanks DrDirt, hot melt is a great idea. I will pass it along to my friend.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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Josh Carte

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#9 posted 02-20-2014 02:14 PM

Very nice! My grandma would have loved this thing…I mean LOVED :)

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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