|Project by dustbunny||posted 01-18-2011 08:43 PM||3556 views||6 times favorited||27 comments|
This truck was made from plans offered by Rockler offered as a free download. I made my own modifications to it for a more personal touch. I turned the front roof supports from walnut, found a 1902 flying eagle bank door and a coin slot on E-bay.
I made this bank for my grandson for Christmas, he is only four months old so he really has no idea, but it will be his for a very long time, and then some. I used brass nails and screws to give added strength to all the glued joints. Found a company in NY that does laser engraving on brass plates of your desired size, so I Photo Shopped a pattern and e-mailed it in. Had two panels done and delivered in a week.
The POB door was a bit rough when I got it, so I spent some time polishing and cleaning, took the dials apart and reset the combo to …..well, something he will remember.
It is made from white oak and walnut. I resawed all the oak from a 8/4×10” x 42” piece of stock and milled it all up to thickness. Used walnut cut offs from my cabinet maker friend that he gave me for free.
Finish is a base of danish oil followed with two coats of danish oil sanded in with 800 grit wet dry sandpaper. Waxed it up with two coats of Renaissance wax.
Approximate finished dimensions – 11” x 8” x 4”
Thanks for looking,
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