Oak and Afromosia Coin Rack

  • Advertise with us
Project by F40qwerty posted 07-21-2013 03:42 PM 3792 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine wanted to show off his years of excellence with a nice coin rack. At the rate he receives these military challenge coins, he wanted an upgrade from is old rack and have a little room for expansion. I whipped up some plans and got to work. The levels are made of 3/4″ oak with a little recess cut in for a centerpiece. The centerpiece and sides are made of 3/8″ afromosia, one of my favorite woods.

7 comments so far

View cajunpen's profile


14578 posts in 5408 days

#1 posted 07-21-2013 03:47 PM

Don’t know what all of the “coins” are for, but the coin holder is outstanding. Excellent selection of of materials and the workmanship speaks for itself. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10963 posts in 5395 days

#2 posted 07-21-2013 05:05 PM

Thank you!

I finally really KNOW what those “coins” are and how & why you want them displayed!

You have done a wonderful job documenting your construction methods and, above all, the final product WITH COINS filling the display piece!

Thank you very much…

I guess you have relocated from Hawaii and are somewhere else now?

Good to see some more work from you! You always do great / NICE work!

Take care…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

View F40qwerty's profile


95 posts in 3543 days

#3 posted 07-21-2013 11:30 PM

Bill, thanks for the comment! The coins are earned by servicemembers from senior officers and non-commisioned officers as a recognition of their work on a particular mission, or perhaps due to generally being a good team player. My friend has over 15 years of service, so he’s earned a lot over those years.

Joe, thanks for the kind words as always. You’re right – I made the move out of Hawaii a few months back. I’m in Georgia for a bit before I head up north.

View jeffswildwood's profile


4993 posts in 3320 days

#4 posted 07-22-2013 12:39 AM

Brentmore, nice job! Good to see you back on here again. Missed your work. Nice coin holder.

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

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10963 posts in 5395 days

#5 posted 07-22-2013 04:59 AM

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

10028 posts in 3671 days

#6 posted 07-22-2013 01:29 PM

looks really nice.

you did a great job.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

View F40qwerty's profile


95 posts in 3543 days

#7 posted 07-22-2013 02:28 PM

Thanks Matt – it was fun to make.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics