|Project by firemedic||posted 12-27-2007 05:46 PM||3987 views||27 times favorited||18 comments|
These are Christmas presents that I did last year for my kids and nieces and nephews 11 in all. The pigs are simply made out of pine, I used a router and template to cut all the parts. The ears are walnut with walnut dowels used for eyes and nostrils. I used copper wire for the tails as I ran out of time for trying to bend some wood for tails as I originally planned. The coin removal hole in the bottom is a threaded hole with a wooden screw. Though I did learn one thing wooden threads in soft wood, not the best, the threads chip easily. But after a few coats of finish the threads seemed to hold better along with waxing the threads so the parts move easily. I also “branded” each piggy bank with the initial of each child’s first name. The finish was simply several coats of a spray poly. I did make one more piggy bank several months later for a church benefit auction, luckily I saved all my templates, this time I used maple for the pig and walnut as before and the threading went much better.
-- Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein