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Step 1: Materials and Tools
You will need a few basic tools like a rotary tool (also know as a dremel), file (I used a metal file) and a rasp or rat tail file (I used both though). You could get by with a normal drill but it will require more work.
Here's a list to make it easier
- 6" long PVC pipe
- Matching end caps
- Rotary tool or drill
- Rat tail file/rasp
- Sanding block
- Dry erase maker
Step 2: The Coin Slot
I found the center of the pipe then used the rotary tool with a drill bit to drill several holes then used a carving/grinding bit to smooth it out. Then i used the metal file to make the slot square.
[Picture 2 note]: I know, I'm not using the right drill bit
Step 3: End Caps
The easiest way I found to do this is to tape them together making sure to not cover the area you're going to file, and put it in a vice.
When you are filing them make sure to keep it as level as possible. If you don't it will make the end result be unstable and roll around.
Step 4: Assembly and Customisation
To retrieve your coins all you have to do is pull one of the end caps off and you get instant access to coins inside.
This design leaves it up to you to decorate the outside of the PVC. There are plenty other instrucables that go over customizing PVC so I will not go over it.
Step 5: Final Thoughts
Please give me a little slack I made this entirely from my phone.