Coin Box

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Project by Terry O posted 09-19-2018 11:59 AM 1893 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coin box modeled after one seen in a magazine – curly maple and walnut with a lacquer finish. The curly maple used bounced around from place to place in the shop for years until I found a project for it.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#1 posted 09-19-2018 12:50 PM

Great box! I really like the attention you paid to the curved front and drawer pulls with an inverse curve on the sides of the top and the seamless joinery!

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#2 posted 09-19-2018 12:51 PM

It certainly looks comfortable where it finally landed
Beautiful box

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 09-19-2018 12:58 PM

Wow. Very nice. I think it is a great design because it could scale up to coffee table size and it would still look great. That means it has good proportions.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 09-19-2018 04:15 PM

I like this. That style is awesome in addition to wood choice! Great job!

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

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#5 posted 09-19-2018 05:30 PM

Beautiful box, beautiful oriental style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-19-2018 06:13 PM

Nice box. You did that wood proud.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 09-19-2018 10:08 PM

I’ve seen this plan and would like to do one myself. Looks like you did a great job! And Swirt is right, it could size up to be a coffee table!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 09-19-2018 11:18 PM

WOW!!!!! that box has impact. Pretty fair box to begin with, made more excellent by a very good choice of contrasting wood, and then that fiddleback Maple is off the hook, insane grain. Goes to make quite the statement. I think you did what I thought, but never did was the original had an excessive curve across the front that looked like a child modeled it. Yours hints at it, but with a much improved look.

The original “Wood Magazine issue 195, December 2009” didn’t quite have what yours did. I saw it and passed, not thinking much about it. Your box screams MONEY, might have to give it a second thought.

Note to self: not such an exaggeration of the curves, and use good wood.

Thanks for posting, and congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Terry O

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#9 posted 09-19-2018 11:30 PM

Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I just found the plans again online,

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#10 posted 09-20-2018 10:51 AM

Great details.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 09-20-2018 01:41 PM

Love it!! gratz on daily 3

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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