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PedzolaPedzola Posts: 988 ✭✭✭✭✭

Hey everyone,
I have been sorta absent from the forum lately so I just wanted to share an update as to what I've been working on.

1) I have a running thread on my $5 Indian date set. No news, waiting for the right coins!

2) I sold a few pieces from my gold type set to consolidate into a smaller "better" composite. In rebuilding mode - will update when I have more to share.

3) I started a 7-mintmark set of $5 libs. Have 4/7 currently. Lower priority, will add when the time / coin is right.

4) Most importantly, I have been spending a lot of time on woodworking!

After sharing some coin trays that I had made for myself, I found strong demand from fellow collectors. This year I've really evolved the designs (and my workshop) and have been trying to get more efficient.

Still just a weekend hobby, and I can't make nearly enough for all the requests I get, but I have been having fun and meeting some great collectors. I have been posting the trays only on instagram (you can find me there a "hypnogold").

Here are some examples:

When I got into coin macro photography, that was a big addition to the hobby for me. Turns out woodworking is the next thing! I am treating it like a business for the $$ in/out, but it seems unlikely that I'll be able to scale up to meet demand. Limited by the number of hours I have to spend in my workshop, balanced with my day job and all other life commitments. I am enjoying meeting other collectors and providing a nice product so people don't have to have show their life's work on generic cardboard jewelry trays.

I would like to come up with a good design for a treasure chest next. 😁


  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They’re works of art. Such a classy way to display a collection.

  • kazkaz Posts: 9,011 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You do beautiful work; thanks for sharing!

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are beautiful! I’d love to buy a few!

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sign me up if you’re taking orders. I like the red with 9 squares.

  • breakdownbreakdown Posts: 1,923 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You definitely have a talent. Please keep displaying them.

    "Look up, old boy, and see what you get." -William Bonney.

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one, and they are incredibly made! Im on the "waiting list" for my next tray 😂

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are you putting your makers mark on?
    Possibly an engraved brass plate, Pedzola Type I etc.

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the one I have and I'm really excited for the new model that should be coming in the mail tomorrow. Also, these make fantastic gifts for the coin lovers in your lives.

  • ms71ms71 Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful work, the cat's jealous.

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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful trays. Don't know what one costs but may be interested in one myself.

    Young Numismatist/collector
    70 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 42 members and counting!

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great attention to detail. What are you applying to the woods to seal them?

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic looking product, you might have to go all in. PM coming.

  • PedzolaPedzola Posts: 988 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Great attention to detail. What are you applying to the woods to seal them?

    Watco Danish Oil.

    @BryceM said:
    Been doing a little woodworking myself lately.

    The aquarium stand looks awesome! I used to keep fish too. Ultimately I ended up rehoming the long-term residents and winding down.

    I have not seen sycamore or holly at my lumber supplier but I will check next time.

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 9, 2023 11:39AM

    Here's some sycamore I salvaged from a tree that broke in during a storm. Bands of the stippled parts look really cool, a bit like leopardwood:


  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing to indicate size of square holes. Overall size. Need some coins in for perspective.

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    Nothing to indicate size of square holes. Overall size. Need some coins in for perspective.

    About halfway through the thread OP posted a tray that's occupied by slabs, just scroll up a bit.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Splendid woodworking!
    Your cat looks like mine. :p

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice

    How do you prefer we submit orders?

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Idea: Box of 20 that opens like a backgammon game. Small straps to keep them from falling when opening.

  • PedzolaPedzola Posts: 988 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinscratch said:
    Idea: Box of 20 that opens like a backgammon game. Small straps to keep them from falling when opening.

    Have thought about various designs like this. Neat idea.

    @johnny010 said:
    Very nice

    How do you prefer we submit orders?

    Unfortunately I can't take orders. As mentioned above there is much more demand than I can handle. Best I can do is this: send me a PM with what you're looking for and I can let you know when I have something available.

    I have been averaging 2-4 trays per week.

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    🤣 love the cat’s face. He’s over it.

    I love the look. The back looks like the neck through body on my bass guitar.

    Hope I can get one sometime!

    BHNC Associate member #AN-07 … 88 and counting.

  • ksuscottksuscott Posts: 264 ✭✭✭

    Wow! Exceptional craftmanship! It would be neat if these could slide into some sort of coin cabinet.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful work indeed!! They would look great if you had the volume to bring to a coin show. I do think you would sell out with such great products. I realize it is a side business... but could be more. Cheers, RickO

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