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Mystery Coin Capsule When this project is complete, the turned piece has a coin inside.The intriguing thing about this turning is that although there is obviously a coin inside, the way that the coin got inside is not so obvious.
This is an old trick I learned years ago in a seminar by Vic Wood from Australia.His specialty was square edged boxes, burnt rim bowls, and mystery coin capsules.Vic has turned many coin capsules for children, placing a coin with their year of birth inside.
They were made to be lifelong keepsakes, and there was, of course, the constant mystery of how the coin got in there.When Vic made his capsules, they were totally enclosed - with no hole.I added the holes after a friend suggested it to me.
The mystery of how the coin got inside is solved when you realize that the project is really two separate bowls glued together.It's that simple! However, care must be taken to ensure the illusion.If turned properly and joined carefully, no seam will be perceived and the mystery will continue.
This project makes a great gift, because everyone enjoys a good mystery! I used oak because I had it on...