Money Pig

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Project by mut posted 01-15-2018 05:21 AM 927 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Piggy banks.

Each one is slightly different. I start with a 6 inch long, 8 sided cylinder of 3/4 material, fitted together using a birds-mouth router bit. Next an octagon plug is cut and fit into each end. 2 extra pieces are glued to one end to have material for the face & nose. This is turned on the lathe to the pig body shape. A forstner bit is used to drill shallow recesses for the eyes and for the hole in the bottom. Ears and legs are cut to rough shape and size and sanded to finish size and fit and glued in place. I then get it to stand straight & steady by sanding the legs on the belt sander. The pig will now stand on the drill press table to carefully drill a series of holes in a line to form the slot in the back which is then filed to a smooth straight slot. The hole in the bottom is fitted with a rubber plug. The tail is a piece of old phone cord glued into a hole. Finished with a satin, rub-on Varathane

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 12:51 PM

Another great looking project that is sure to be a hit with the little ones.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 12:59 PM

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 03:34 PM

This little guy is the best. nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 03:54 PM

So cute. I have some nephews to make them something for money saving.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-15-2018 04:53 PM

This piggy bank turned out beautifully. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 01-15-2018 05:24 PM

Very neat

A lot of work to raising pigs!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 01-15-2018 10:59 PM

Amusing and well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-15-2018 11:01 PM

Very cool little piggy

-- tel

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#9 posted 01-16-2018 02:02 AM

This project bought a smile :)

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#10 posted 01-16-2018 10:07 PM

Pretty nice. Just has a nice look to it. I’d love to see a video of how it’s done.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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