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THIS PORKER HAS A STORY TO TELL, lost his head once.

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Project by bushmaster posted 04-07-2018 03:57 AM 2058 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The inspiration for this PORKER came from a project post by MUT project link http://lumberjocks.com/projects/371009
Then alittle while later from watching the antics of our grand daughter with her Peppa Pig toy. and making pig noises, she is really professional at it. I really thought Mut’s project was tops and wanted to make one anyway. So out in the shop I went and grabbed the first piece of wood that looked big enough. I had formulated an idea to lathe it out of one piece of wood, cut the bum off like I was making a box and then glue t back on. From what I could remember the pig was round with a nose on one end. Mistake one, I should of went back and looked at the one made by the professional. It ended up looking like it had allot of gas and no way to vent it.

I didn’t think Mut’s pig looked like that, at that point I just left him like a rounded slug and went and checked Mut’s post. oh!!! I got it now, back to shop for another piece of wood. I shaped the body better and just started the curve for the head. Then cut lathed the bum off, and drilled his insides out. This time I bored the inside too deep I guess, because when I started shaping the head part I cut right through and decapitated him. I had a dead porker for sure now. Humpty Dumpty could not put him back together again.

Back to the drawing board again, this time went outside and found a larger piece of wood. I do learn from my mistakes and this was going to be the master piece. I now have a ruler to find the depth of his insides, this one will keep her head. About this time I got a brilliant idea, round the body, then offset the chuck so his snout is lower and then she will have more room for brains. Will look like the real thing.

The rest was quite straight forward, use forester bits to drill holes with shoulders for legs, recesses for the eyes. slot for the money and a big belly button to get the money out.

So in the end she looked OK.

It was a she because I had her piglet, just need some surgery, to complete its development. May be if he grows up he may look like a normal porker.

Both the pigs are wired for 110 with 14 gauge tails. They will be a real hot item. Another improvement I would like to do on another, is thread the bum on, how ???

Thanks for looking, comments appreciated. So in closing Peppy is saying oink oink…

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-07-2018 04:16 AM

Real nice work, Brian.!! Great finish!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-07-2018 04:45 AM

very nice work,Brian

-- bambi

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BB1

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#3 posted 04-07-2018 07:46 AM

Great post…enjoyed the story and really like the outcome. Looks good!!

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BobWemm

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#4 posted 04-07-2018 08:15 AM

Great job mate,
proves you should never give up.
I really like his/her shape.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 04-07-2018 09:21 AM

quite the project and as much a learning curve

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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crowie

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#6 posted 04-07-2018 10:26 AM

One cute money box Brian…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 04-07-2018 11:02 AM

Cute little piggy.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Andrek

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#8 posted 04-07-2018 11:17 AM

Well done, nice story, but don’t forget to feed the pig once in a while.

-- andrek

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#9 posted 04-07-2018 11:40 AM

I like it and it makes me smile.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 04-07-2018 01:11 PM

Nice job and I love the narrative… even though I hate reading (I added this so you can appreciate the effort I put in on a Saturday night when I should’ve been down the pub).


May be if he grows up he may look like a normal porker…

You can always say he thought he was a dog and loved to chased parked cars…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Billfish

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#11 posted 04-07-2018 01:33 PM

Very nice Brian thanks for all the info on how you did it I was thinking about one for my granddaughter maybe i,ii try it when the shop is done

Bill

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#12 posted 04-07-2018 02:46 PM

Nice PB! Hope you can export this porky to China without too much extra tariff!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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ralbuck

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#13 posted 04-07-2018 04:03 PM

Great Work as USUAL!

Now another title for you.

Swine-master!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 04-07-2018 04:50 PM

I have GOT to try this. Love it!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 04-07-2018 04:52 PM

I love this pig. This project turned out beautifully.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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