cabin bank

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Project by jhf posted 05-30-2011 09:11 PM 1706 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at posting here. On a cross country road trip my daughter and I saw coin banks shaped like log cabins in every tourist gift shop we entered. She asked me to make one for her. This is what I came up with. It is painted poplar. I left the wood rough to give it a rough, natural appearance. The “logs” were cut on a cnc machine. I made long box joints to look like overlapping logs. The roof is made from shims used to square doors and windows, split and glued in place. The coin slot is in the top of the chimney, money is removed through a plug in the bottom. The Grizzly in the window is for my daughter who just completed her first year ant the University of Montana.

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 09:46 PM

Very nice work ! I really like the log look :-)

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 10:42 PM

That is so cool!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 03:04 AM

Ahh yes I know these banks well. I collected banks for many years, I have one of these still left that I got from some tourist place. I think the only reason I kept it was that it was made out of cedar.

You did a great job on this one. The brick work on the chimney and the shake roof is a nice touch not normally seen on the ones for tourists.

btw.. Welcome to LumberJocks.


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#4 posted 05-31-2011 12:39 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words. I am amazed at the phenomenal work that shows up here. I can only dream of producing anything even close to the skill and artistic vision that so many of the craftsmen exhibit

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#5 posted 04-24-2015 02:30 AM

Very nice bank!!

It took more hours than you want to admit too, though!

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

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