Box of Multiple Banks

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Project by OSU22 posted 05-26-2017 03:44 PM 1084 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box with multiple banks for the kids. They are meant to be places where the wife can put money in as chores are completed. The box is made of poplar that I painted, and I got the box doors off Ebay. They were very dirty, so, after reading multiple ideas on the internet, I ended up using coke mixed with ammonia to clean them up. I changed the combinations to make it easy for me to remember.

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#1 posted 05-26-2017 04:01 PM

This is a very creative project. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 05-26-2017 06:00 PM

So adorable project. I bet it will motivate kids for money saving.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-27-2017 02:07 AM


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#4 posted 05-27-2017 10:43 PM

very great

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 05-28-2017 11:49 AM

Nice job. I have some PO box doors like those. How does one change the combination on them?

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#6 posted 05-28-2017 08:40 PM

The doors I have basically have 2 sprockets, one for each letter that you want to use for the combination. You’ll see that each one of them has a smaller sprocket inside the larger that fits perfectly, so much so that you might think they don’t come apart. However, just gently tap the smaller one out and then you can put it back in any way you would like…I usually just barely engage it at first and put everything back together to see if the letters line up such that the slots in both sprockets allow for the other to open, then tap them back together once it’s all set. If this is too confusing or you want some pictures/videos once you break into yours, let me know and I’ll be happy to show you.

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#7 posted 05-28-2017 09:57 PM

Thanks I will try that.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#8 posted 09-19-2020 11:48 PM

How did I miss these. Wonderful, creative job. I like it. I do a lot of doors also.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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