Another Piggy Bank

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Project by Colin posted 10-19-2010 01:21 PM 2545 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a piggy bank in a short space of time. Because of this I constructed the box using only butt joints with Titebond III glue. This is the first time that I haven’t used a woodwork joint of any kind, the top and bottom are glued straight on to end grain. The simple construction appears to be robust and well bonded together. I hope the bottom doesn’t fall out of the box when it’s full of coins! Time will tell.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 01:57 PM

I really like the coin slot plate. Shouldn’t worry about Titebond III failing – that stuff is strong!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 03:27 PM

Love what you’ve done with that old PO box. Not many of those left in service in The States, if any. Also love the pattern carved on the other 3 sides.

-- We are all just one moment of arrogance away from disaster

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 03:42 AM

Nice job !
I love the chip carving : )

I have a couple of these doors, where did you get the slot plate ?


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 03:50 AM

Wow Colin, the chip carving absolutely makes this bank! It turned out beautifully.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 04:19 AM

Slick! How did you make the sides?


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