Christmas Piggy Banks

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Project by robscastle posted 11-27-2014 11:42 AM 1535 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Son asked me to make some piggy banks for his two little girls.

First off I made two boxes from perspex, I thought they were a “bit of alright” but they got the thumbs down as “not really girlish”

So I set to work back in July making some wooden piggy banks, the progress of is the subject of a blog for those interested in that sort of work.

The timber is Oregon cut out using a template, the three sections glued together and then sanded to shape.

The “Fur” is three different colours of flocking, the ears are wooden dowel. The eyes are from my Craft Tub accessory box.

Very fiddly work but a lot of fun. I will see if I can get a shot at Christmas with them and add it later.

All the very best for Christmas !... and enjoy.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 11-27-2014 12:02 PM

Nice Going GrandPa!

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

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#2 posted 11-27-2014 06:11 PM

COOL little Pigs, Robert!

Nice Grain on the wood too… just FITS! LOL

I guess the halves come apart to get the money out?



-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 11-27-2014 09:13 PM

Hello Joe and Pete,

There is a fitting in the bottom to get the loot out later, you need a big screwdriver so hopefully its a parent job!

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 11-27-2014 11:29 PM

great job with the pigs.

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#5 posted 11-28-2014 04:24 AM

Very nice indeed! Well done! Thanks for Posting.


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#6 posted 11-28-2014 06:08 AM

Cute little piggies, Robert! Really like the flocking fur. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 12-01-2014 03:20 AM

The piggies are really quite cute! The googly eyes especially – gives us a little something extra to look at too. Haha! Sorry really bad pun. But I’m sure with all the great comments that you’re getting here, you might want to jump on the bandwagon of creating more of these cutesy money storage holders. Maybe cows or other farm animals? I’m sure you might even be able to find a bunch of people who are willing to pay for a handmade craft like these!

-- Cameron Robertson, Manager of storage Dee Why -

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 01:45 AM

Teach em young. Nice little piggies

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 05-27-2015 07:03 PM

Ouch Cuties.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#10 posted 05-27-2015 09:38 PM

Thanks Sasha,

By the Way on the Personalized Tap Handle you posted a a comment,it was a bit hard to work out what exactly you were saying, have a look again if you get a moment

-- Regards Robert

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