I'm at it again

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by dwhiz, Jul 19, 2019.


What do you think

  1. Good idea

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  2. It must be the heat

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  3. Maybe you should just watch some trains

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  1. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Maybe it's the heat.
    I really like the War in the Pacific coins.
    So iI went to my local craft store and found this board. This is my idea for a display.
    I have the silver proof on order, I just need to get some capsules
    war in the pacific display A.jpg
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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I like them too. I ordered the 5 ounce collectors puck the day it went on sale for my uncle. He was a marine who was on Guam and lost his arm at Iwo Jima. He is 95 now, and must be one of the last Iwo Jima survivors left.

    Going through the whole VA thing nowadays due to injuries I got in the Gulf War has me thinking a lot more about the military recently, and when I heard about this I had to buy it for him.
  4. Tracy62

    Tracy62 Well-Known Member

    Nice! Maybe I would suggest using a router so the capsules will be sunk into the wood, and maybe some nice little engraved plates instead of the stickers. You'd have yourself a really nice collectible set there.
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  5. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Great Ideas, the only problem is I don't have a router any more, and to be honest I did think of engraved brass plates as opposed to labels. The DYNO label thing just happens to be sitting on my desk.
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  6. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    Wish Id have known, I could have sent the silver coin. but I sold it couple weeks ago. sorry. sold some stuff to buy the pride of nations, Nice Display idea.

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  7. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I did find this in my cabinet, to attach the capsules ( which by the way I ordered some so they all would be the same). Wow that double sided sticky tape really sticks. war in the pacific display A1.jpg
  8. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    Nice, if I may I have an idea which I believe would be an easy embellishment and cool looking. In the spots where you're placing the coins bore out holes just deep and wide enough to place the coin in it's case with-in so the top of the cases are just above being level with the plank of wood. I'm probably Making it sound much harder of a task that it is, think little round pits . You've influenced an idea for a display of my own . Anyway, I'm sure whatever you do it's gonna look great, can't wait to see the end results.
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  9. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Good luck with the VA.
    I'm retired so I use Tri-Care.
  10. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    Well, I stole Tracy's idea. I should have waited for the replies to load before commenting. I'm an idiot
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  11. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    U don't need a router though, they have drill but you can do it with, look like little jagged cookie cutter that fit on a drill, can't think of the name for them
  12. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    Screenshot_20190719-111723~2.png you can what you need pretty inexpensive, hardware store will sell single bits in the size you need, no mare thanathan couple buck I'd say.
  13. Tracy62

    Tracy62 Well-Known Member

    Great minds think alike...isn't that what they say?
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  14. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Hole saw.
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  15. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

  16. chucktee

    chucktee Member

    Those are called hole saws. The centering bit will drill a hole all the way through the board, and the toothed cup is intended to drill (or saw) the larger hole all the way through as well, although you could carefully watch the depth and stop before that happens.

    The biggest trouble with a hole saw is that it does nothing with the wood between the larger circle and the small hole of the centering bit. You'll still need something (like a router!) to remove that material. If you want to drill flat-bottomed holes, look for Forstner or multi-spur bits.
    Better yet, find a friend who has some, because they aren't cheap, and you'll want one for each capsule diameter you have.
  17. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    They say so much these days, but it's been said and I believe I just heard you refer to me as great so I'm not going to argue. I'll ride the high for the remainder of the day, thanks! I know it wasn't a compliment but I'm gonna pretend. But you were a little quicker with the delivery so you deserve it more than me, the non-existent compliment that is.
    If you're wondering I live in a very isolated section of forest and rely on myself for entertainment, outside input can be over stimulating at times. I better calm down. :)
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  18. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    If you think you'll just using it once and shelving it then a friend to borrow is defithe way to go, but for the wood you've got and the project , the cheapest they makewill get the job done as well as any on the market
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
  19. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    If you want to use an inexpensive hole saw on a nice piece of wood, (they are designed for rough cuts really), the trick I know is to place a sacrificial piece of wood over the good piece and drill through both. Then all of the rips and tears in the grain of the first board should not happen to the second, (better) board. Clamp them together really tight. I have done some projects like that until I bought a better set of Forstner bits.
  20. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    It can be done with steak knife and a little sandpaper if you know what you're doing and aren't a sloppy , careless clutz whis distracted by the label on the box and an annoying need to assure a group of people that you're the formost authority on whatever the topic maybe.
    Stay focused and take your time and a two dollar bit will give marvelous results. It's not rocket science. It's gonna turn out great dwhiz. Don't sweat it.
  21. mlov43

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    Have you considered a shadow box?

    They don't have holes to hold the coins, but might make for a different-looking, but still nice presentation... although the coins would be behind another pane of glass/plastic.
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