Another Piggy Bank

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Project by Colin posted 1409 days ago 1684 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a piggy bank in a short space of time. Because of this I constructed the box using only butt joints with Titebond III glue. This is the first time that I haven’t used a woodwork joint of any kind, the top and bottom are glued straight on to end grain. The simple construction appears to be robust and well bonded together. I hope the bottom doesn’t fall out of the box when it’s full of coins! Time will tell.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#1 posted 1409 days ago

I really like the coin slot plate. Shouldn’t worry about Titebond III failing – that stuff is strong!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 1408 days ago

Love what you’ve done with that old PO box. Not many of those left in service in The States, if any. Also love the pattern carved on the other 3 sides.

-- We are all just one moment of arrogance away from disaster

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#3 posted 1408 days ago

Nice job !
I love the chip carving : )

I have a couple of these doors, where did you get the slot plate ?


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#4 posted 1407 days ago

Wow Colin, the chip carving absolutely makes this bank! It turned out beautifully.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 1407 days ago

Slick! How did you make the sides?


Belton, Mo

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