Military Coin Display

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Project by Wooly_Woodworks posted 07-02-2018 04:48 PM 1084 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coin display made for a friend. His boss was recently promoted and this is to be a promotion gift. I chose European beech and American black walnut for a nice contrast. Under florescent light, the beech is not as reddish orange color you see in the first picture. Natural light, especially right at sunset, makes it look amazing.

Wood was taken from rough lumber to final product using only hand tools, minus the laser engraving. I initially planned on using mortise and stub tenon, but I’m not yet confident in my tenon shoulders being gap free so I used dowel joinery. The rows were glued one at a time with a series of 1/2” overlaps (long grain to long grain). The matte/satin finish was achieved through 2 coats of a varnish, mineral spirits and BLO blend and buffing out with cotton cloth.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Ben, aka Wooly Woodworks, Instagram: @woolywoodworks.

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#1 posted 07-03-2018 12:48 AM

Nice display!!


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#2 posted 07-03-2018 02:22 AM

Very Nice and Well Done Ben!


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#3 posted 07-03-2018 03:26 AM

That is a nice display. One day I might get around to making one for my coins. LOL

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