Harley Motor piggy bank

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Project by Mark55 posted 09-06-2014 09:34 PM 1293 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a few blocks of poplar from a fallen tree that i have had for a while. I came up with this idea because of a buddy that lives for his bikes. He loves the old school bikes best. So this gave me an excuse to try my hand at minor carving with my router mill. I found a picture of an older Harley Motor and sketched it on the block then started free hand carving it with the x and y axes. Its kind of like drawing with an etch a sketch. Then I milled away the wood around it so its raised. Its not perfect but recognizable.
I hollowed out the inside, put a slot in the top and it became a bank. I used a dove tail bit along the bottom edge with a matching angle slide door. The last picture is what the block looked like when I started.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#1 posted 09-06-2014 10:06 PM

I like it. Good job on the bank.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 09:27 AM

Funny idea! Verry nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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