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Project by tinman_362 posted 09-07-2011 12:04 AM 1385 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My family is supposed to go on a cruise next year. We decided(my wife decided) that if we have any spare paper money, we would just throw it in a jar for some extra spending cash. I thought that if we could see the money, we would more than likely use it. I also thought that if the money was easily accessible, we (my wife) would use it. With that in mind I made this box. I drilled a hole and made a walnut plug, which I attached an old drawer pull to. I screwed it shut, so we (my wife) wouldn’t be tempted to just open it and grab a dollar or two. Hopefully we have a good savings by next year.

Any feedback is appreciated (p.s: just kidding about the wife comments… kinda)

Thank you
Robert

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~





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#1 posted 09-07-2011 12:12 AM

i guess i’ll check back then

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 02:23 AM

Hide your screw drivers!!!

Wonderful idea, great job.

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 02:57 AM

Great idea. I think I will build one as we had the same idea using an old cigar box,,, Hence the reason we didnt go on vacation this year,,, kinda hard to take a trip with only 10 bucks in the kiddy. Great idea Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 03:06 AM

nice work
and a good idea

i will have to make one
about and inch square

to keep all my spare money in

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 09-07-2011 02:28 PM

Who has “spare paper money”? I used to save spare change until I started using a debit card, but never extra paper money!

Maybe you should make one to throw all your spare gold dabloons into Mr. Richy Rich!

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#6 posted 09-07-2011 02:35 PM

I like the idea, I believe I will make a variation of it. Well Done.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#7 posted 09-07-2011 03:06 PM

I had a similar box. My wife bought a ferret and trained it to go into the hole and retrieve the money. Keep your wife away from the pet store.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 09-07-2011 03:54 PM

Very nice. We have a cruise/honeymoon planned and are doing the same thing. Only I’m the one who looks at the money and goes hmmmm, I could use a buck. Might have to make one of these this weekend.

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 04:46 AM

It’d never work here. I’d be the only one putting any money in. And in the end, she would just whip out her credit card anyway.

I used to work at a place that had a suggestion box like that. It was screwed shut with the kind of screws you see on toilet dividers at rest areas. They will tighten, but they will not loosen!

(kidding….)

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#10 posted 02-09-2012 04:52 AM

Is it full yet? :))

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#11 posted 02-09-2012 01:21 PM

a1Jim: its getting there. Were not opening it but we’ve been donating to the cause.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#12 posted 06-07-2012 09:57 PM

Update: cruise was canceled but we decided to take a trip to Yellowstone with the kids. Were leaving for about 2 Weeks. We opened the box. Total saved: $647.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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