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MikeDVB

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09-13-2018 02:53 PM

Hello!

I am wanting to make some wooden piggy banks for my boys – 3, 6, and 9 years old.

My initial thought was just to take some 2” thick material and cut out shapes of animals – rabbit, turtle, etc and then cut out the interior and sandwich it between some acrylic.

So they can drop money in the slot and see it go inside – and see it from either side of the bank.

I’ll try to remember to take pictures so I can post something up – but does anybody have any other ideas of creative ways to make a piggy bank out of wood?

-- Mike


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#1 posted 09-13-2018 03:21 PM

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#2 posted 09-13-2018 03:22 PM

I get some of my inspiration and ideas from Pinterest
then fine tune it to suit my application.

-- some people are like a Slinky - - - pretty much good for nothing. But still make you smile when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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#3 posted 09-13-2018 04:17 PM

This is like what I’m wanting to make:

-- Mike

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#4 posted 09-13-2018 04:18 PM

I hadn’t planned on putting a plug in the bottom – and then using screws to attach the acrylic to the sides [so to get it out, you unscrew the side].

-- Mike

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#5 posted 09-13-2018 04:58 PM

My grandpa made a bunch of those types of banks. He screwed the plexi glass to each side of the banks. I still have them and they’re probably 35 yrs old now.

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#6 posted 09-13-2018 05:16 PM



My grandpa made a bunch of those types of banks. He screwed the plexi glass to each side of the banks. I still have them and they re probably 35 yrs old now.

- Steve


Yeah that was my plan – to just screw the plexi to the sides. Debating if I want to put the screw holes just outside the edges of the plexi to hold it by the edge – or drill through and secure it that way.

Either way if not careful I think the plexi will crack.

-- Mike

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#7 posted 09-13-2018 07:46 PM

I made some of these, from Wood Magazine plan, many years ago

Issue 158 in 2004
https://www.woodstore.net/Money-hungry-Giraffe-Bank-p/gr-00427.htm?Click=46506

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