Kids Stuff #1: Piggy banks

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 07-16-2014 08:51 AM 1862 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Kids Stuff series Part 2: Piggys progress...if you could call it that »

No 2 Son has two girls Caitlin and Emily, he wanted me to make them some money boxes.

My first attempt was rejected as not girlish enough.

Here is the first attempt

I thought they were great, took me only a couple of hours. Oh well the customer is always right

So I shelved them and set to work using timber.

The timber is Oregon and its very good to work with

I made a profile pattern and cut out three sections per piggy.

I then made a jig the hold the sections for routing out the inside

The oval shaped center section is a 1:1 template used to attach to the timber to produce replica routed sections.

I them dished out the bulk of the material leaving enough depth for the bearing and then removed the template and continued down. The bottom was left intact then I used a hole saw to remove the remainder

then it was onto the oscillating sander to finish the edge

Here are the component parts finished

I used a small dowel pin to align the two sides to the center section then glued them up in two sessions

Then it was onto rough shaping

Lotta fun

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 07-16-2014 10:11 AM

nice work.

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 12:01 PM

Ummm, how will they get their stash of money out?

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 12:09 PM

Nice, don’t forget to drill a hole in the bottom Robert! Of course they won’t be able to see their money grow with this one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-17-2014 02:42 AM

Great banks Pink?

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 09:33 AM

Norm, you are going to have to wait but your close !!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 07-23-2014 07:08 PM

Im going to get a router and try some projects like this!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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