vintage post office bank boxes

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i always make something for xmas for the book keepers at work. this year i had no ideas until i saw brian benhams boxes and decided that was it. ive seen these many times and always wanted to make some. bought a set of 10 on ebay for 100 bucks. the brass coin slot covers came from amazon. the woods were all scraps. rubber bumpers on the bottom. finish is one coat of GF arm r seal semi gloss and 3 coats of spray can semi gloss laquer. woods used were, mahogany, bubinga, wenge, maple, walnut and purple heart.

logo coins on each one done with a laser.
dowels on the edges made from bamboo skewers.

coin slots routed on the multi router.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Excellent variety and design!
Will you let them choose or are you just going to pass them out?

Should buy you another year of guilt subservience from the staff ­čĄá
Wow!!!  Good Work!  What do we all have to do to get on your Xmas list?

Mike

 

 Buck
 commented about 1 hour ago
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Good work bud!
thanks buck !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 SplinterGroup
 commented about 1 hour ago
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Excellent variety and design!
Will you let them choose or are you just going to pass them out?

Should buy you another year of guilt subservience from the staff ­čĄá
thanks splint. no choosing ill choose. and im sure hopin so ­čśü

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 Moke
 commented 8 minutes ago
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Wow!!!  Good Work!  What do we all have to do to get on your Xmas list?
thanks. well a sex change would be a good start ­čść­čśĆ

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

I can do those too with my laser! ­čĄá
The gifts boxes are great, the people you really want to impress, do you load them with $$$$ bills or just leave them epty.   

Ron

Nice gifts Pottzy!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Great prezzies and build pottzy?  

But you're not getting off that easy.
1. How do they extricate the loot out of those lobster pots if they lose the key?  
2. Not being familiar with your Yankee postage, does that dial serve a purpose.
3. How does the locking m,mechanism work?  Is it simply a lever slide across the front... no recess? What about the hinges... 


 Pottz
 commented 27 minutes ago 
 

 Moke
 commented 8 minutes ago
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Wow!!!  Good Work!  What do we all have to do to get on your Xmas list?
thanks. well a sex change would be a good start ­čść­čśĆ

WOT??? You want him to become male?  Wouldn't stop shaving legs be enough?

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

 

 SplinterGroup
 commented 11 minutes ago
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I can do those too with my laser! ­čĄá
well good splint ­čśÉ

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 987Ron
 commented 8 minutes ago
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The gifts boxes are great, the people you really want to impress, do you load them with $$$$ bills or just leave them epty.   
they gotta supply their own money ron. ill fill em with some candy.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 RyanGi
 commented 3 minutes ago
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Nice gifts Pottzy!
thanks buddy !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice gifts!  Very thoughtful, and neat that each is unique.
 

 BB1
 commented 11 minutes ago
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Nice gifts!  Very thoughtful, and neat that each is unique.
thank you very much barb !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

you will earn some brownie points with the ladys this christmas pottz GR8 JOB ­čśŹ­čśÄ­čĹŹ

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Those came out great. Nice selection of wood and really clean looking. Nice of you to provide a thank you to those around you. 



WOW! what an inspiration... I have one of those P.O. door things.  Been going to do something with it for years.  A box is good.  Thanks.  Really like yours.
 

 GR8HUNTER
 commented 21 minutes ago
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you will earn some brownie points with the ladys this christmas pottz GR8 JOB ­čśŹ­čśÄ­čĹŹ
yeah i think this is one of the coolest gifts ive given them ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 Dan B
 commented 13 minutes ago
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Those came out great. Nice selection of wood and really clean looking. Nice of you to provide a thank you to those around you. 
dan you learn who to take care of in a company. the ladies that do my book keeping, the guys in the garage that keep my trucks and forklift running and the IT geeks that keep my computers, phones and copiers running. it pays big time !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.