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Piggy Banks with original Post Office Box door

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Project by Mike Pientka posted 1504 days ago 8239 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OVERALL SIZE:
8” High x 6” Wide x 6” Deep

MATERIALS:
Walnut, Brass

FINISH:
Teak Oil finish, Polyurethane clear coat, Paste Wax final coat

COMMENTS:
Uses actual Post Office sold brass doors from 1958. These were commissioned for a company’s Service Awards.

-- Engineer by day, Woodworker by night, Original Approach LLC, Windsor CO, www.original-approach.com





9 comments so far

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mcoyfrog

2875 posts in 2190 days


#1 posted 1504 days ago

way cool!! where did ya get the hardware?

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Eric_S

1521 posts in 1791 days


#2 posted 1504 days ago

Those are some of the coolest piggy banks I’ve seen.. How did you get the Post Office doors? Did you make the brass coin slot plates yourself?

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2173 days


#3 posted 1504 days ago

Great idea and good build

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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pommy

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#4 posted 1504 days ago

hi there have you had these published before i have seen these in a English woodworking mag about two years ago

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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medicineman5000

6 posts in 1514 days


#5 posted 1504 days ago

Hey Mike,

Where did you get such great historical items? I always look for neat stuff to embelish with but this is ingenious! Kudos my friend!

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 1504 days ago

Awesome job on those banks look very imprestive.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Wolffarmer

393 posts in 1834 days


#7 posted 1504 days ago

Here is a link to a guy that sells the fronts and coin slots. I have not ordered from him but am thinking real serious about it.
“http://www.postoffice-lockbox-fronts.com/”

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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Toolz

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#8 posted 1503 days ago

I have one of these. My mother was a Postmaster and received it as a gift. I filled it with silver dollars and old half dollar coins.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 1503 days ago

These are really great. I made banks like this at work once. We bought all the boxes from an old post office. I do not remember how many there were but I do remember they came in all different sizes and there was a bunch of them. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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