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I have a wooden plaque i'm making for a friend, and I want to display five coins inset into the wood. I'll use a forstner bit to hollow out the cavity for the coins. Does anyone know of a mechanism or trick to allow the coins to be removeable, yet still remain snug while in the insets? Each coin is 1.5" in diameter and about double the thickness of a quarter.

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Drill a hole that is snug around the coin, then drill a finger hole on the top or bottom or side so that you can stick your finger in it and grab the edge of the coin and pull it out. That, or a hole from the back like trc65 said.
 

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Re: TimPa

Interesting suggestion about glue dots TimPa. How do they work, are they reusable after you pop the coin out, or must you place new glue dots inside each time to hold the coins when they are put back in? Just curious because this will be a gift for a friend, if he wants to remove the coins and put them back...I'm thinking about how much effort that would be for him. But i like the suggestion. sounds like you have some experience with this sort of thing, thanks for the suggestion.
 

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randy, we aren't the end user of the coin plaques, so i can't attest to the glue dot re-use. sorry. it seems that the holes held the coins well as they were, as i mentioned after varnishing. the glue dots were just added protection for vertical hanging.
 
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