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Offline Jim Finn

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Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« on: April 22, 2017, 08:52:02 AM »
I made this oak coin bank using 3/8" thick oak.  Just a little scroll saw work in it.  I used a spray on poly, from a rattle can, for the finish.Quick and easy project.
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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 09:50:03 AM »
Nicely done bank Jim.  I like that.  Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 06:32:23 PM »
Nicely done, Jim,
Thanks for sharing and God Bless! Spirithorse

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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 12:03:18 PM »
Very nice. Love the design, something you don't see very often.
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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 06:25:42 AM »
Thats a find looking coin bank.  Is this your design? 
What is its dimensions?   From this view the overall
looks look Very much Top of the Line....  Great Workmanship....  Danny  :+}
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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 11:05:24 PM »
  Thanks for the kind words.  I saw this design on another forum and patterned this bank after that.  It is 9" tall x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".  Dimensions are dependant on the door size.
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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 02:57:59 PM »
excellent and beautiful job, great look and finish.
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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 03:17:08 PM »
So far I have sold two of them.  Two more left.  Lots of people admire them but few feel the need to buy a coin bank anymore.
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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 10:04:24 AM »
Lots of people admire them but few feel the need to buy a coin bank anymore.
Yes, too bad there are many that miss out on the value of saving. 
I have a similar issue selling bookends...kind of a passing need.  Sigh.

Still a great looking piece of work, Jim.

What I want to know is where from did you "steal" the post office box door?  ;)
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Re: Post office box door front used to make a coin bank
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 05:47:48 PM »
The post office offered old PO Box fronts for sale to postal employees and the general public, years ago.  I got mine from the widow of a postal worker.  I see there are plenty of them offered on e-bay.
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