In a pigs butt piggy bank

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Project by Mark55 posted 12-27-2014 02:48 AM 1902 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so there is nothing spectacular or a lot of skill involved in making one of these. But the story is what makes it creative.
With our kids being older, one of the easiest gifts to get them is gift cards or money cards. While it may be a cop out for a gift they seem to like them or even need them.
So to put the idea of the thought that counts in a gift I made a couple of these pigs.
At first glance of these pigs they look like a simple pig cut out of a piece of wood. But they are laminated with the middle lamination having a void big enough for gift cards and debit cards. To put the cards in you just pull the pigs butt off and put the cards inside and put the butt back on. Needless to say they were a hit and a lot of jokes were flying off the cuff.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 03:45 AM

IS that eastern red cedar? Red Grandis? Cool idea.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 04:07 AM

Great idea and nicely done.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 06:53 AM

Awesome Mark, I can just imagine some of the remarks that resulted from this.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 11:41 AM

Yes, that is a cedar native to NC. Its very plentiful in my area. I get pieces of it all the time and cut them into project lumber.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#5 posted 12-28-2014 02:23 AM

Great idea, nice way to give gift cards.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#6 posted 12-31-2014 01:10 AM

Nicely done.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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