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Project by mtkate posted 02-27-2011 10:30 PM 1843 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I work on a bunch of bigger projects, I started to get the “never finish any project” syndrome. My niece is having a birthday soon, so I decided to make her a piggybank. All this took was 6 cuts on 1” pine on the bandsaw – I freehanded the templates. Glued up, did a bunch of sanding. Cut a hole under the pig with my drill press and tested throwing toonies and $5 bill into the pig – making sure little hands can get it out with some effort. I will seal it up with 1/4” plywood and a couple of screws.

For the finish I thought of milk paint – but I happened upon a small tube of gouache at an art store and gave that a shot. A couple of coats of polyurethane and it’s ready for business.

I remember seeing this project in an issue of “Woodworking for Women” which was a short lived mag, unfortunately.

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#1 posted 02-27-2011 10:44 PM

Now that’s a useful Bandsaw Box!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#2 posted 02-27-2011 11:13 PM

very thoughtful gift .. fun project

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 01:33 PM

Very cute. Nice gift.

-- Janice

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