Couple of P.O. Box Door Banks

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-12-2016 03:19 PM 1559 views 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a couple banks for my grandson and my great nephew as Christmas gifts. Hope they use it to save but probably be used to put their junk in. Maybe hide stuff from their parents. Haha. One is made of Ash and the other Walnut with white rot spots. The walnut one looked great but after I finished it I wasn’t as pleased with it. My wife says it looks more western and he will love it.
The glass inserts on these were in bad shape so I scraped off the old finish and numbers and inserted their names and re frosted the glass. Came out looking good.
Thanks to Jeffswildwood for his ammonia and coke cleaning solution to make the clean up a lot easier.
They stand approximately 7’’ tall by 5’’ x 5’’. Finished with water base poly. I figured I add a few coins in them to start the savings.

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

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 03:26 PM

These turned out great Dave and will make awesome gifts.

-- 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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#2 posted 12-12-2016 03:30 PM

very neat …...... a very GREAT JOB


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#3 posted 12-12-2016 04:17 PM

Very motivating project for saving money. The one made of walnut is my favourite.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 04:24 PM

Super looking banks, Dave!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 06:00 PM

This is so clever, I love it

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 07:06 PM

Thanks Lee. I have one for myself too.

Thanks for the nice compliment Tony.

I’m glad you like the walnut one Ivan. I wasn’t too sure at first how it would look.

Thanks Jim. Getting that Christmas list under control.

Thanks Jerry. These would go great with one of your boxes.

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

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 07:33 PM

Awesome work man!

-- Think, make and share.

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#8 posted 12-12-2016 07:35 PM

Dave, The only problem it’s not high tech. LOL! But it is nicely done, and with love.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 12-12-2016 08:29 PM

A unique and treasuring project!

Very attractive too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 12-12-2016 09:25 PM

Real nice job on the Banks Dave! Every time I see one it reminds me of the family that was saving for a holiday and put notes in with the coins. The kids were always shaking it. One day in a panic the dad cut open the bank and sure enough the coins had shredded a bunch of the bills.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 12-12-2016 10:07 PM

Nice work. They will make great gifts.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 12-12-2016 10:10 PM

They will FREAK out when they see these. Nice job and the woods are beautiful.

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

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#13 posted 12-12-2016 10:34 PM

Hmmm, the dark one DOES look more “Western”, but I gotta admit, I personally prefer the lighter one better.

Oh and, “I figured I’d add a few coins in them to start the savings.”

Boys dont want that “jingly” stuff…. They want the “folding crinkly” kind ! :)

Great job Dave !

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

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#14 posted 12-12-2016 10:44 PM

Really like the detail work …curved legs, splines and dowels….nice touches on an already cool project Sir!!!! Nice work Dave.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#15 posted 12-12-2016 11:59 PM

Nice work Dave, will make great presents.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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