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Project by CiscoKid posted 10-06-2010 08:39 PM 3128 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is made from curly maple and bloodwood. Wipe on poly finish buffed out with the Beall buffing system.

-- Al, Culpeper VA





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 09:31 PM

Beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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BillyJ

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 09:33 PM

That is too cool. I like the wood combo. Nice work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 09:38 PM

That’s a real nice one; good job on everything.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 10:54 PM

Nice work!! Where did you get the hardware to make the bank? Great Idea….

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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CiscoKid

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 11:52 PM

Thanks. The post office doors are available from a variety of sources online. I think Woodcraft even sells them but the combination mechanisms have been replaced with keys so that’s not quite the same. Ebay usually has lots of half a dozen up for bid. These are the old, dirty ones and the combination mechanisms usually need some oil and occassionally cleaning to get them working smoothly again, but it’s not hard. These are the ones I like. I got the plates for the top from a guy in North Carolina. Just Google them and you’ll find him. There’s nothing difficult about these banks. Simple, straightforward box making. But the kids like them. It’s good to teach them about saving at a young age.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#6 posted 10-07-2010 12:39 AM

Cool idea! Great Christmas gift

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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Broglea

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#7 posted 10-07-2010 01:44 AM

Those are so cool. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 10-09-2010 02:01 AM

Good lloking bank. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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