Challenge Coin Holder

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Project by Richard Alexander posted 06-26-2014 11:49 PM 1542 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I modeled this off one I saw online. With advice from the LJs forum, I made a crude router jig and used it to both cut the arc side of the pieces and to route the grooves. It’s an odd setup, but the pivot point was a dowl rod in a block that I clamped on my table saw fence. Getting it square and centered to the bench took longer that it should have since it had to be exact. There was a little give to my jig, so the grooves were prone to move down a bit from the starting point (pic 4). I’m not sure what I’d do to fix that next time; probably need a more stable pivot point. I used stain and a spray poly finish. Despite plenty of patience and sanding, it doesn’t have a smooth finish. I’m pleased with the final project. Thanks to everyone who helped me figure out how to cut the arc and grooves.

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 11:53 AM

Nicely executed! The arc reallly ads an additional dimension and elegance to this display. The owner deserves no less for his/her service.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 12:18 AM

nice. very original!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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