About Jim’s Wood Crafts
I graduated from high school in 1965 in Superior, Montana. Then spent 3 years in the Army. I later returned to Montana to work in the postal service in 1971 and have lived in Montana for over 50 years now. I started my woodworking business in October of 2003 when I had the opportunity to purchase 300 PO box doors from the Billings Post Office. Then I became a retired postal clerk in April of 2009 after 40 years of service.
The Post Office doors I work with at the present, have the following patent dates: 1866,1886,1892,1895,96,97,98,1906,1910,1920,1943 & 1960s .
I have made just over 13,000 banks to date. Through the years, I have continually added different features to my banks. One feature I am featuring is sinking silver dollars or half dollars on the top of my two larger size banks. I put silver half dollars on some of the small banks I also have zinc pennies for the tops of the smaller 1943 ones and the minted dates on the coins match the date of the door patents.
I welcome custom orders. You can choose the size of door, color of stain, coin and individual customized engraving.
I ship orders using USPS priority service only.