Coin Bank accident

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Project by AkBob posted 1172 days ago 1516 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend was throwing away a junk Ikea corner shelf (he denies he was throwing it away now) and compulsion led me to scavenge and scurry home with it hidden under my shirt. It sat for a while before I decided to cut it to pieces and whala, a coin bank fell out of it. Not quite sure what to do with it though. Maybe put my debit card in it every night for safe keeping? Do they even make coins anymore?

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#1 posted 1172 days ago

oh yea!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Walt M.

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#2 posted 1171 days ago

nice job, it’s fun to take junk and turn it in to gold

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#3 posted 1171 days ago

That is pretty cool. I like the different desing using the old postal door. Great way to turn junk into fun.

btw.. welcome to LumberJocks.


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

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#4 posted 1171 days ago

Great collision repair, wonderful idea

-- Norman

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#5 posted 1167 days ago

that is so cool! What a great idea, and very well done!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 1123 days ago

Beautifully done Bob. Far far nicer than an IKEA shelf!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#7 posted 1123 days ago

Thank you Yorkshire Stewart.

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#8 posted 1123 days ago

I missed this when it was posted somehow.
Nice bank, but are you sure that was an IKEA shelf? It looks like solid wood. The only thing I’ve ever seen from an IKEA store was made out of particle board.
Actually, some of it was such low quality that I’m not even sure it was particle board.
Maybe particle cardboard?
Particle paper mache?


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#9 posted 1123 days ago

I think it’s Ikea. All I heard after I stole off with it was some guy yelling, “Hey, come back here, what’s the big Ikea behind stealing my shelving?” I confess I did not stop to ask him for clarification though.

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#10 posted 1123 days ago

He wanted to know what was the IKEA?
Ok, that’s cleared up now.
Now we just gotta figure out how you cut it up for something this nice to “fall out of it”.
I just ran over to the shop with one of my wife’s shelves and started chopping on it. You see, I didn’t have time to let mine sit around for a while. All I made was fire wood, because nothing fell out.
Now I gotta remember where I got that shelf from so I can replace it before she notices.
Oh no. I made that shelf.
Oh well, I can just get my butt over there and ma….....
Yes dear?
Why no, I don’t know nothing about no shelf.


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#11 posted 1123 days ago

These are so cute. I especially like the recycling. You did very well with this. How about the headlights & wheels? Did you make those?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#12 posted 1122 days ago

What is this “whala” you speak of?

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#13 posted 1122 days ago

Thank you Rance – wheels, headlights and steering wheel where purchased from Rockler.

EEngineer – “Whala” is a relative of “Ta Da”, though not to be confused with Ah Ha! :)

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