Coin Bank accident

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Project by AkBob posted 06-12-2011 03:17 AM 1749 views 4 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 06-12-2011 03:34 AM

oh yea!

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

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 02:39 PM

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

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#3 posted 06-12-2011 02:55 PM

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 06-13-2011 05:36 AM

Great collision repair, wonderful idea

-- Norman

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 06:52 AM

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 07-30-2011 09:15 PM

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 07-31-2011 02:03 AM

Thank you Yorkshire Stewart.

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#8 posted 07-31-2011 03:32 AM

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 07-31-2011 03:36 AM

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 07-31-2011 04:42 AM

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 07-31-2011 05:05 AM

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 07-31-2011 04:15 PM

What is this “whala” you speak of?

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

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#13 posted 07-31-2011 04:27 PM

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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