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Piggy Bank For Niece

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Project by Simons44 posted 1197 days ago 1200 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piggy bank was a Christmas present for my Niece. It is made from poplar and finished with 3 coats of shellac.

The body is 3 laminated 3/4” boards and the legs are each 3/4”. The ears are a piece of leather as is the tail. To make the tail curly I wrapped it around a pen and wet it and let it dry a few times.

I was telling my wife how I needed a champagne cork for the bottom and the next day I found one in the middle of my back yard. It fell from the sky!

This was the first project with my Grizzly 14” Ultimate Bandsaw. I love the saw!

-Jeremy





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1197 days ago

Great present! I love the tail made me chuckle,nice touch. I have the same bandsaw ans love it as well. Well done!

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

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w8n4simplertimes

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#2 posted 1197 days ago

Very cool

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toyguy

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#3 posted 1197 days ago

I like this….... if I might ask… where did you get the out line for this project ??

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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MatR

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#4 posted 1197 days ago

You did a really nice job, you should be proud. You didn’t have to worry about her getting two of those for Christmas.

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#5 posted 1197 days ago

Great ides, nice work!! I need to build a few of these.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 1197 days ago

Good looking bank. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Vicki

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#7 posted 1196 days ago

I love it! It looks so nice and cute. Could you post a pic of the pig without the legs or tell how you hollowed the bank part? Also how did you do the accent lines of the legs and mouth? Are they drawn or cut? Lastly, approximately how big is it in inches? I have a neice and a new nephew and this would be great for them.
TIA,
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Simons44

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#8 posted 1196 days ago

@Toyguy-The plans were in a book by Family Handyman called Toys, Games and Furniture.

@Vicki-To hollow it out, I used my bandsaw and started the cut where the money goes in and then exited on the other side of the money inserting hole. I left 3/8”-1/2” around so there was plenty of glue surface to attach the legs. The accents are cut, not drawn. I used the bandsaw for this. I feel that they really help define the piece. It is 10” long, 7” high and 3 3/4” wide.

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Vicki

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#9 posted 1196 days ago

Thanks so much for the details!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 1031 days ago

This big piggy went with loadsa money to market love the expression on his face this is cute my kinda pig. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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