Piggy Banks with original Post Office Box door

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Project by Mike Pientka posted 06-09-2010 07:53 PM 11739 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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8” High x 6” Wide x 6” Deep

Walnut, Brass

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

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,

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#1 posted 06-09-2010 08:09 PM

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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#2 posted 06-09-2010 08:25 PM

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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#3 posted 06-09-2010 09:18 PM

Great idea and good build

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-09-2010 09:20 PM

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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#5 posted 06-09-2010 11:40 PM

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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#6 posted 06-10-2010 04:16 AM

Awesome job on those banks look very imprestive.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 06-10-2010 04:56 AM

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.

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

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#8 posted 06-10-2010 02:39 PM

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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#9 posted 06-11-2010 03:09 AM

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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