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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-18-2015 07:04 AM 1064 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Bank Box made of Birch and fitted with a Post Office Box Door. It’s Handcrafted, including Hand-Cut Dovetails and Hand-Tuned Rabbet Joinery . The front of the Box features a Hand-Made Veneer of the same wood. A very attractive piece, IMHO. The dimensions are: @ 7” X 7” X 5”. Price includes the combination.

-- Mark





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#1 posted 07-18-2015 07:06 AM

For those who wonder: The brass rods don’t go anywhere – they’re just plugs in holes to class it up.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 07-18-2015 11:25 AM

That’s cool mate, I like it.
Very ingenious.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 07-18-2015 02:47 PM

Where’d you get the PO Box door?

Cool!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 02:50 PM

Nice work, Mark. It makes a great box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-18-2015 06:20 PM

Really nice!
Love the brass dowel touches, really sets it off.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#6 posted 07-18-2015 09:53 PM


Where d you get the PO Box door?

Cool!

- WhattheChuck


Ebay

-- Mark

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#7 posted 07-18-2015 10:09 PM

Very nice bank box! I love these old bits of history, and you’ve certainly done it well!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 07-18-2015 11:06 PM

Thanks, Dean

-- Mark

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#9 posted 07-19-2015 03:38 AM

Nice work on the joinery Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 07-19-2015 05:55 AM

Thanks

-- Mark

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#11 posted 07-23-2015 01:29 PM

This is nice Mark, but you need to buy either a better eraser, or more sandpaper???

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#12 posted 07-24-2015 07:52 AM

Eraser? Is there something green, perhaps, that I’m not seeing? I see some finger smudges. Do tell.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 07-24-2015 09:35 PM



Eraser? Is there something green, perhaps, that I m not seeing? I see some finger smudges. Do tell.

- Mark Wilson


Probably talking about the lines on the dovetails on the back of the box. But I like it and need to try it some day.

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#14 posted 07-25-2015 04:02 AM

Oh. Yeah. I see it now. That’s not a pencil line. It’s a marking knife line I overlooked. (I once, long ago, watched a video pf one of the great oracles of DT making where he said he didn’t mind leaving such evidence of hand-made on a piece.) That must’ve been in the back of my head. There is quite a bit of space back there.

I cut it twice, and it’s still too short.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 05-18-2016 05:07 PM

I wish I hadn’t seen this! When I see something that that makes me think “I should make one of those” it torments me until I do it. Back in the summer the superintendent for my concrete subcontractor gave me one of those little doors. If I remember correctly it had a date stamp on it from the fifties. He bought it at a yard sale for a buck. I gladly accepted it when he gave it to me because it was cool but I had no idea what I would do with it. Now I know. Nice piece!!
(I’m really glad I saw it – just kidding before, very cool)

-- Mark, North Carolina

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