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Project by ScottM posted 03-08-2018 01:48 PM 903 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another version of the Coin Drop game. Mine is made of some left over Jatoba from a coffee table I made for my daughter, project coming soon, some reclaimed cypress, and a chunk of left over QSWO for the die.

The dimensions are just about the same as woodshaver Tony's. Mine is about 1/2” thick stock. The top is cypress that I found in the attic of my moms old house on the bay. We built a pier out of cypress many many years ago and this piece was left over and somehow ended up in the attic. I found it when we cleaned the house out before it was sold. It was sort of twisted and warped but I was able to cut it into pieces and flatten it out. It was the only thing I had that was much lighter in color than the sides.

The slots for the coins were done on the drill press. That soft cypress made it sort of messy but it serves the purpose. The die was also an off cut. So scraps to project! The numbers and text on the sliding lid were burned with a pyrography kit I got for Christmas. Works pretty good but wood choice is key. Again that soft cypress was tricky.

Finished with shellac and then a couple of coats of satin spray lacquer. That jatoba polishes up nice.

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#1 posted 03-08-2018 02:10 PM


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#2 posted 03-08-2018 02:10 PM

Nice looking Coin Drop game Scott and a nice story to go along with it. This box has some great memories built into it like that cypress from your moms house; love that part! I was going to try burning in the numbers and name to my box but decided to go with doubleDD's stickers. But seeing how nice your numbers turned out I’ll give it try with my next Coin Drop Box. Oh! Nice die too!
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the mention!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 06:00 PM

Great job on a cool game. I’ll have to build on to play with my grandkids. Thanks to Tony for posting the video on his penny drop project.


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#4 posted 03-08-2018 08:11 PM

Thanks everyone.

wcp: I built it to play with the grandkids so we’ll have to see how it goes. I made a tic-tac-toe game that they want to play every time they come over so hopefully this one will be a hit too.

Tony: I started to go with the stick on numbers but my wife convinced me to try burning it. It came out ok but it definitely takes some practice. My daughter gave me the kit and a book for Christmas but I’m a long way off from the artsy stuff in the book.

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 08:27 PM

Thanks for the info Scott. I have a woodburning kit that I’ll try using. Plus I have a dremel jig with a very small bit. It’s another copy from doubleDD. I may give this a try also. Jig

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 09:35 PM

Very nice also. OK, time to get up and make my version.

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

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#7 posted 03-09-2018 03:43 AM

No doubt it will be a hit. Kids like to have your interaction and attention. My 7 year old grandson loves to try to beat me at anything we play.


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#8 posted 03-09-2018 04:14 AM

Nice job Scott. Much credit for doing the numbers and letters by hand. They look great. Save those coins, you will need them if you play the kids.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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