Post office door truck banks

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Project by Green_Hornut posted 02-16-2013 02:58 AM 3674 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pair of banks using post office doors and the free Rockler plan posted on their web site. The doors were about $20 each on eBay and about $25 in hardware and parts from Rockler. The wood is cherry and walnut. The radiators are kauri wood which is marketed by Ancient Wood and is 50,000 years old.

Old US Post Office logo off the web and a older logo for the Norwegian Postal Service.

Gifts for the impossibly cute grandchildren first birthdays.

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 03:43 AM

Those are great. I have 3 doors that I am going to make banks with.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#2 posted 02-16-2013 03:44 AM

Very cool idea nice work.

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#3 posted 02-16-2013 04:45 AM

I love this! Excellent work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 02-16-2013 05:04 AM

Well done execution of a wonderful idea.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 02-16-2013 08:52 AM

What a wonderful gifts for your Grandkids. I think I may have to shop on Ebay for a few of those.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 02-16-2013 12:02 PM

very nice, great carving on the logo’s

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#7 posted 02-16-2013 12:31 PM

Very nice job. I have seen some repo’s of these doors but can’t seem to find them now.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 02-16-2013 02:15 PM

VERY NICE! Future family heirlooms for sure.

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#9 posted 02-16-2013 03:04 PM

Great job!! I need to do this for my grand children. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 02-16-2013 07:24 PM

Well done how did you make the wheels? Alistair

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 12:03 AM

Wow, those are so well done and I’m sure the kids will love them long into adulthood. Super cool!

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#12 posted 02-18-2013 12:15 AM

Scotsman, The wheels, brass slot cover, steering wheel, and radiator cap (headlights) came from Rockler.

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#13 posted 02-18-2013 01:15 AM

I love it. Great job!

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#14 posted 06-03-2013 07:07 AM

Nice idea and great build. Looks like a traffic jam. :-)

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#15 posted 06-05-2013 12:55 AM

Traffic jam all the way to the bank! (pun intended)

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