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Project by doubleDD posted 11-01-2016 01:15 PM 1728 views 5 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After LJ buddy jeffswildwood posted a forum topic on pricing for old post office box doors, it made me realize I had 6 of these I purchased about 5 years ago. It was time to do something with them. Thanks for the inspiration Jeff.
I had a couple small pieces of burl looking Ash that was just enough for the size I wanted for the bank. It’s 6 1/2’’ wide x 5 1/2’’ deep x 7 1/2’’ tall. Made of Ash except for the coin slot which is black locust. The splines are paduck and I used walnut rod to give it a look of rivets holding it together.
If you threw it against the wall I believe the door would break before the box.
Finished with blo and clear enamel, which I thought was lacquer until after I had the first coat on. Should make a cool gift and I have a few more I can make.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 11-01-2016 01:47 PM

Very very cool. This will make a great gift. You did a great job “blinging” this up with the splines and dowels. Beautiful piece!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 03:36 PM

Very cool. Wish I had a few.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 11-01-2016 04:19 PM

What a great way to incorporate the doors Dave. You did an excellent job on the bank.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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John

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#4 posted 11-01-2016 04:57 PM

What a great idea Dave. Looks awesome.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-01-2016 04:58 PM

real nice looking box, Dave!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 11-01-2016 05:43 PM

NEAT!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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madsass

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#7 posted 11-01-2016 05:51 PM

great idea and workmanship!

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 11-01-2016 06:34 PM

Good job, Dave. It reminds me of something.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/168194

-- Mark

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 11-01-2016 06:49 PM

Atta boy, Dave. Looks good !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 11-01-2016 06:50 PM

COOL Postal Box!

Is there a good source of those doors?

Very nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Desert_Woodworker

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#11 posted 11-01-2016 07:54 PM

Very nice project….

-- Desert_Woodworker

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jeffswildwood

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#12 posted 11-01-2016 08:09 PM

Dave, what can I say, wonderful job! I bought three and now find I need to go back for the other two. I’m glad I gave you an inspiration for these but you know now I’m going to have to “pick your brain” for construction tips! I really hope mine turn out as nice. The dark “rivets” are a super idea. Nice touch. Great job buddy!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Mean_Dean

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#13 posted 11-01-2016 08:22 PM

I love these things, and yours is a great example of why! They make great gifts, are definite conversation starters, and are a great way to save a piece of history!

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

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#14 posted 11-01-2016 08:37 PM

nice job

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woodshaver Tony C

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#15 posted 11-01-2016 08:47 PM

Very nice looking bank! Great job Dave!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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