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Project by Max posted 06-04-2012 10:40 PM 3166 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This in one of a batch of Post Office Door Banks that I made for the same Art Market as I made the Cheese Slicer’s for. This is made from Jatoba for the top and bottom, Hard Rock Maple for the sides and Cooked Maple for the splines. The door is a circa 1920’s “Flying Eagle” Door. The last picture is of the Original combination card that came with the doors that I purchased. The size is 4 5/8” wide 5 7/8” tall and 5 3/4” deep. It is finished with a satin lacquer and has felt pads on the bottom.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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mporter

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 10:45 PM

WOW! I love this. Great job. Where did you get the door from?

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 10:51 PM

You must have these doors under lock & Key! What a beauty! Your workmanship sure is really easy on the eyes.
Wally

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 10:54 PM

@mporter, I got these doors from a second hand store in Illinois. Thanks for the compliment

@Wazy, Thank you so much for the nice compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 10:57 PM

Outstanding…!!

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#5 posted 06-04-2012 10:58 PM

@larry, I really appreciate the compliment. Thanks.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 12:01 AM

Super nice. Really like the wood combos, and splines. Nice touch

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 12:08 AM

@Roger, Thank you very much, I appreciate it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 06-05-2012 12:31 AM

Beautiful work, Max – as always.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 06-05-2012 01:34 AM

Really cool! Are those doors common at flea markets or online somewhere? I would like one or two.

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Max

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#10 posted 06-05-2012 01:46 AM

@Tom, Thank you sir, I appreciate the kind words.

@SirFatty, Thank you. You can find them online at eBay or Etsy and sometimes at Estate Sales.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 06-05-2012 08:12 AM

This is so cool! Love the design and the project as a whole! Where does one get a look door like this. Awesome job!

Sorry you answered that ablove… Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 06-05-2012 10:41 AM

Very cool looking project.

Nice work.

Lee

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 06-05-2012 11:01 AM

I’ve always liked these. you did a good job on it.

helluvawreck
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Skylark53

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#14 posted 06-05-2012 01:01 PM

WOW! This is beautiful. That door was a great find; I figure they’re not to plentiful and sought after my many. You did a super job with design and wood selection. I hope they “fly” off the shelves.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 06-05-2012 03:31 PM

nice,i always wanted to make one
if i do,i hope it is 1/2 as nice

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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