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Layered Pine Piggy Bank

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Project by seamster posted 12-19-2015 01:00 AM 992 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this piggy bank for one of my kids.

It was made by layering up old pine boards, and then carving down to the final shape.

This was actually my first power carving project ever. Suffices to say the pine layers with various grain directions and densities provided an interesting introduction to the art form!

I made many mistakes and had to do a lot of improvising along the way, but it was a good learning experience. The pig was finished with various layers of stains, shellac coatings, and some acrylic paint “weathering”, followed by many more coats of shellac both inside and out. Buffed with steel wool, and then waxed.

-- Sam





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#1 posted 12-19-2015 07:43 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 12-19-2015 12:35 PM

Original and with soul. She is a little stash for a rainy day….. LOL…...

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

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#3 posted 12-19-2015 02:57 PM

Nice pig!!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 08:01 PM

nice looking carving

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 12-20-2015 05:03 AM

Nice finish and colour. It looks pretty realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-08-2017 09:29 AM

This piggy bank turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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