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Project by lew posted 02-15-2011 06:39 PM 1701 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother-in-law works for two churches and they needed to have a place to temporarily keep the collected money until they could deposit it in the bank.

These are made from red oak, red oak plywood and birch plywood (back/bottom/baffles). The crosses are made from 1/8” walnut- thanks “Littlescope” for inspiring me to use the scroll saw. Finished with golden oak stain and a couple of coats of poly. Note to self: piano hinges are a pain!!

Comments and criticisms are always welcome.

Thanks for looking,


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 02-15-2011 07:26 PM

Nice job Lew, I am sure that the church will appreciate them a bunch!! Your workmanship is very nice.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 09:01 PM

Those came out beautifully Lew…
Oak has got to be my favorite wood!! I can’t think of another that has that certain rich glow and warmth to it…
Thanks for the honorable mention my Friend, but you’re the one who did the great work here!!
These will be collecting offerings for many, many years… You should be very proud!! Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 10:21 PM


-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 01:24 AM

Good looking set of cabinets. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 02-16-2011 05:26 AM

Nice job Lew!
Love the oak.
Keep up the good work,


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#6 posted 02-16-2011 11:56 AM

Nice work Lew, hope all is well!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 02-16-2011 12:29 PM

Very nice work on them

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#8 posted 02-16-2011 02:25 PM

Professional looking work, Lew. Proportions look spot on.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 02-16-2011 05:18 PM

Thanks for all the kind words, they’re really appreciated.

My sister is picking them up this week. Hope they like them.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 02-17-2011 04:05 AM

Lew, Those are some nice cabinets.

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