Veneer Coin Box

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Project by waters posted 03-30-2009 06:15 PM 1993 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box a few years ago for my nephew to keep his coin collection in. It was a cheap premade box from the craft store that I made a sort of panel for. Then glued the faces on and trimmed to the box. I had done a box with veneer fans (second picture shows panel) that I learned from a book. The book showed to use sand to burn the edges for shading. I tried it on the eagle parts with little success. :) Oh well, it was fun, and I can’t learn if I don’t try.

Also, the latch is on upside down….. ~after~ I bought it, I found out that there wasn’t enough room on the lid for it to fit. Ooops. :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#1 posted 03-30-2009 06:32 PM

I think that is one fine looking eagle. Really nice!! You made that box something special….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 03-30-2009 06:48 PM

Beautiful job!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 03-30-2009 09:14 PM

Looks very well made.
I like it .

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 03-30-2009 09:30 PM

A great looking box. I hope you didn’t ruin the book by using up all it’s veneer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 03-30-2009 09:31 PM

Great looking job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-31-2009 06:36 AM

Really beautiful box

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 04:53 AM

good work , boxes can be addictive, i for one knows.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask, [email protected]

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