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    I have seen a number of these in other forums and thought to make a few. This is my first one. I have three more PO box door fronts like this to make some more. The only use of my scroll saw was in cutting the coin slot.
    Post office box bank.jpg .
    Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,15" Jet
    No PHD, but I have my GED and my DD 214""

  • #2
    This is really cool.

    Where do you find the door fronts. The ones on eBay are really expensive. What is a normal price.

    Thanks

    Don
    Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

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    • #3
      I have about a dozen left over from the mail truck banks I made probably 10 years ago. Just found them during the move. Combo and key versions.
      Pop
      Delta 16" 40-530
      Ryobi 16" VS

      "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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      • #4
        Jim that looks really great. How thick is the wood?
        Scott
        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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        • #5
          Wow what a neat project! Great job.
          Rolf
          RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            What a great project, Jim.
            Denny
            ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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            • #7
              I really like that. I have one of those little doors, I like this better than the little postal truck I was going to use it on.
              AKA Paul from Washington State

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              • #8
                I agree, neat project and great job on it Jim. I am also curious where you found the doors and the cost for them. Seems like I looked a while back when someone shared the truck but didn't have a lot of luck finding them or they were really expensive (or both. )
                Melanie from East TN

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                • #9
                  You always seem to amaze me with your work, keep making saw dust, RJ
                  Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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                  • #10
                    I made this bank using 3/8" oak. I paid $6 for the brass front about four years ago. I saw one of these used like this, and decided it was time to use the brass PO box fronts for this. I have since made a second one and still have two more PO box fronts left. I think they are available on ebay but at about $25 each. This is a quick and easy project..
                    Last edited by Jim Finn; 04-22-2017, 08:41 AM.
                    Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,15" Jet
                    No PHD, but I have my GED and my DD 214""

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                    • #11
                      Well done Jim and thanks for the idea.

                      Karl
                      Karl in Sunny Southwest Florida

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                      • #12
                        Finished two more of these today. (four in total) Hope I can sell them!
                        Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,15" Jet
                        No PHD, but I have my GED and my DD 214""

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                        • #13
                          Nice project.
                          "Time to Give Back"

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