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Richard

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08-14-2011 06:06 PM

Been looking at all my left over scrap wood and been thinking I should be making christmas presents with them. I want to make small boxes where one could just fit stacked cash bills and maybe a coin compartment made from a Forstner bit drill hole into the scrap wood. A sliding liid instead of hinges would be best to keep cost down.

I hope to make 20 or 30 of these things, depending on how simple the design is, then pass them out to coworkers and friends this holiday. I hope to make something small, where one can hide this box in a secret hiding place around the house and stash cash in to save up petty funds for vacations, a mad money stash, ect. Maybe fill the boxes with those chocolate gold goins before passing them out.

I tend to over-plan these projects, and I bet someone out there has a real simple plan they could share, or
Maybe this posting will give somebody a creative Idea on what to use their left over scrap wood for. Or an idea for holiday presents

-- Richard Boise, Idaho


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#1 posted 08-14-2011 06:48 PM

Don’t make stamp holders. My friend started out making a nice littlle hollowed out cube that had a slot for the stamps to unroll. Nice precise work. Did a top that plugged into the hiolder base. probably took more time for these little items than a simple bookcase. When the glue was changed to make the stamps easier to come off the paper roll, my stamps started to peal off and get bunched up in the slot. Haven’t told him. As I don’t wish to hurt his feelings.

Best laid plans often go awry?????

Good luck

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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