Teaching Banks

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Project by dustysawyer posted 04-21-2012 12:37 AM 1551 views 12 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked if I would make a couple of banks with very specific requirements as she wants to teach my Grandchildren about earning money through chores, etc. It’s a throwback concept but I’m guessing by the time they are teenagers, they’ll have a better handle on it than most adults. Keeping with the austerity theme, they were made with scraps of Maple, Padauk, and Walnut. I only had to purchase the Lucite. (notice the anti-glare properties – guess that’s why they use it in NASCAR windshields) The Walnut “coin slot” strip can be removed to expose larger holes for emptying. I didn’t put much thought into the design but it kind of reminds me of Art Deco – also a throwback earlier period.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-21-2012 01:50 AM

I like the idea, my kindergartener would love that, I could see making a slot for each coin. every cool

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 05:51 AM

Nice idea.I have three kids to tech them to save money.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 01:43 PM

Very cleaver. Gr8 way to show how to budget from a young age, or any age as far as that goes

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 12:45 AM

Those are perfect, my wife and I were discussing me making one of these for our kids as well! Did you draw the lettering on by hand or are they stencils?

-- May the Lord bless you and keep you

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 01:34 AM

This is a great teaching aid. My daughter has 3 separate piggy banks that serve this purpose right now but I have thought about going this route a some point.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 12:16 PM

Chris, I selected a font in MS WordArt, printed out the vertical words, then traced the outline on to the wood. I then traced over the type with a wood burner and used an artist brush to apply some homemade walnut hull stain. I was happy with the effect of the stain but wished my pyrography skills had been better.

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