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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohdan View Post
    Hand needs to stay down against the top when it retracts and not lift or it will leave the coin behind.

    Great work, keep it up
    Thank you Bohdan,

    Is that the voice of one who has made one of these, or similar ? I am leaving the hand mods until after the drawer is made. There will be adjustments to the hand as it sits on the platform, and the coin has to be tracked into the drawer.

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    Default WIP - Prototype Mechanism

    The hand grabbing the coin mechanism seems to work nicely, but due to differing coin heights, it has been adjusted to take 20c coins only.

    Coin.mp4

    The drawer bottom is hinged so that it is open when the drawer is in place, allowing the coin to drop past it into a lower section. When opened to retrieve the coin, a dowel underneath shuts it, the expected coin isn't there, that is the trick of this toy. Coin can be retrieved through another opening on the bottom of the box.

    Drawer.mp4

    That is the completion of the prototype. Next is to make the finished product which hopefully will meet with the little girl's approval.... This hope is not without risk given their fussy little natures !

    Thanks for looking,

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    Default WIP - Final unfinished

    The new box and renewed mechanism is done, prior to painting. this is how it works;

    Side .mp4
    Front.mp4

    Detail of the mechanism,

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    Painting and assembly follows,
    Thanks for looking,
    Gus

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    That money box will put a huge smile on the faces of adults and children alike....love it Gus...Cheers, Peter

    PS - are you planning to attend the Sydney Wood Show next Friday??

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    I hope it will be a hit Peter. I had to rebook a flight and this weekend is the first suitable flight, so I miss it. Was looking forward to going !
    Gus

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    Looking great so far can't wait to see the end result. Quite an intricate mechanism but at least it works.

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    It's looking great Gus

    Top work

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    I really like this little project. One question though Gus, what breed of timber did you carve out the hand from?
    Years ago on Channel Ten on Friday nights (early 70s) they had a character called Deadly Ernest hosting a Scary Movie. He found all the B grade movies from way back. The movies were so bad and "corny" he would put his own subtitles in to keep you more interested. Any way one night he had one of these secret coin boxes which added a "gool" feature to these "corny" movies
    Just do it!

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    Hello Rod,
    I used Jelutong, not as good as Huon, but carves and sands very well. Slightly open grain, only noticeable if using a gloss finish.
    I think I have seen that ghoulish hand box,maybe that stuck in the memory, hence this project.
    Thanks for your interest,
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    Gus

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    Default WIP - Video

    A short video of the working moneybox,

    Moneybox.mp4

    The second trick, put a coin in the drawer and close it. That allows the drawer bottom to release, coin drops to the box floor, retrieved by tilting the box.

    Disappearing Coin.mp4

    Thanks to all for watching,

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    Now that is classy work Gus.

    A really top project

    Congratulations

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    Keith

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    Thank you Keith, it was a fun thing to make, and five minutes ago it proved to be a great hit with her, and that is what really counts ! You will be looking for your next project very soon to mate !

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    Love the handle, great box.

    Could you modify it so that coins go in and paper money comes out?

    Then we would all want one.

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    Love it Gus...
    Now that's another one I hope to get to see in person, one day..
    Cheers, Peter

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    Great job and works a treat

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