No 2 Son has two girls Caitlin and Emily, he wanted me to make them some money boxes.
My first attempt was rejected as not girlish enough.
Here is the first attempt
I thought they were great, took me only a couple of hours. Oh well the cutomer is always right
So I shelved them and set to work using timber.
The timber is Oregon and its very good to work with
I made a profile pattern and cut out three sections per piggy.
I then made a jig the hold the sections for routing out the inside
The oval shaped center section is a 1:1 template used to attach to the timber to produce replica routed sections.
I them dished out the bulk of the material leaving enough depth for the bearing and then removed the template and continued down. The bottom was left intact then I used a hole saw to remove the remainder
then it was onto the oscillating sander to finish the edge
Here are the component parts finished
I used a small dowel pin to align the two sides to the center section then glued them up in two sessions
Then it was onto rough shaping
-- Regards Robert