Glue Challenge- A Scrap Bank

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Project by clieb91 posted 05-01-2010 03:51 AM 2016 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok it is nothing very exciting but I have wanted to enter something in a LJ contest for quite awhile, so here is my entry into the ” Nothing New but the Glue Challenge”. It is made out of the scraps you see in the first picture which included some more scrap 2×4s some used nails and a few magnets that I salvaged from some packaging (of toys I think)
You can pretty much see most of the process in the pics. The basic idea was to have a bank that looked like it was extremely hard to get open since it was completely nailed shut on the bottom. I used my drillpress with a forstner bit to make all the holes. The one nail is complete and acts as a pivot pin while the others were cut fairly short and are only glued in to the bottom piece, the magnet and strike plate help to hold it together in line at the bottom. It will be a good way to hide money in my scrap bin :)

Thanks All.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 05-01-2010 04:33 AM

cool,great thinking

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 08:44 AM

That could become an “expensive” piece of scrap. haha Good job.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 04:48 PM

Neat. Great way to hide stuff in the shop!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 05:36 PM

It can be used to hold a “tool/lumber fund”. Just be sure not to burn it or cut it up :)

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#5 posted 05-01-2010 07:38 PM


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#6 posted 05-02-2010 03:51 AM

Thanks all for the comments.
Steve, have to admit your blog kind of spurred me to just do something in my shop for a while. I have been pretty busy with other things lately and have not been in the shop much to work on larger projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 05-02-2010 11:25 AM

well isn’t that a smart idea…. “Nothing” you say – ha! good job.

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#8 posted 05-21-2010 06:04 PM

I like it… the illusion of being nailed shut is great.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#9 posted 05-21-2010 06:18 PM

Interesting project

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