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Project by BenhamDesign posted 11-04-2015 09:07 PM 1570 views 16 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this piggy bank using maple for the body, and walnut for the top and mitered keys.
The Top and bottom are installed in a dado so the only way in is to break it or through the mailbox door

This was a fun little project I built for one of my clients to give to her kids so I made 3 of them, this time around.
Below is a video of me making them.

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If you would like to see more about what I build in and out of my shop please visit my blog at http://www.briansbenham.com or my custom furniture website at http://www.benhamdesignconcepts.com

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 12:26 AM

Very Nice!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 09:14 AM

I have always like these. I need to order some and finally complete a cpl. Great post.

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

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 12:13 PM

Very handsome bank. Where did you find the hardware for the front and top?

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-05-2015 01:29 PM

This is a very nice project and you’ve did a fine job on it. I like the look of it and all of the spines add to the look.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-05-2015 02:05 PM

Incredible work. I like those corners. It realy inspire you to put money in it and save some by the time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BenhamDesign

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#6 posted 11-05-2015 02:10 PM



Very handsome bank. Where did you find the hardware for the front and top?

- MrFid

I got them from rockler. Here is a link to it. http://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&mi=11533&pw=159471&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rockler.com%2Fsolid-brass-mailbox-door-with-keys

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com

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MrFid

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#7 posted 11-05-2015 02:39 PM


Very handsome bank. Where did you find the hardware for the front and top?

- MrFid

I got them from rockler. Here is a link to it. http://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&mi=11533&pw=159471&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rockler.com%2Fsolid-brass-mailbox-door-with-keys

- BenhamDesign

Thanks! Great work, again!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#8 posted 11-05-2015 05:53 PM

Very nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-05-2015 07:36 PM

Nice, I like how the keys in the corners echo the look of a solid stone bank building. And you wrapped the grain around the bank, too. I always appreciate woodworkers who can incorporate metal accents – the brass looks great.

-- To every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, elegant, and completely wrong.

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#10 posted 11-06-2015 12:29 PM

Very nice and a great gift to a young saver.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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