Kids Stuff #3: Piggy's Ears Eyes and Nose job

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-04-2014 09:58 AM 1645 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Work is progressing on the Piggy Bank Money boxes.
The Ears:

I started with the ears, and found out after lots of experimental processes that nothing beats a simple procedure.

First up I tried to make them using my spindle moulder/shaper and various cutter profiles .

I found none were really producing anything that looked OK and was reproducable so I opted to just sand the edges.

That seemed to produce a good result in reasonable time. The sawdust on one ears is to fill a bit of tear out I experienced.
And looking closely at the other pig you can see the wedge I stuck in its back at to repair the sand through previously reported.

I used my forstner bit to recess the area of base to get a reasonably good and tight glue fit.

The eyes:

I used a forstner bit again to recess a small area for the “wobbly eyes” I had in my craft box

The interesting aspect I found when selecting the size the big eyes looked really out of place and the intermediate sizes were cartoonish so it was the small eyes I eventually decided on.

The Nose:

Well it was reasonably easy, just some more shaping on the sander linisher belt to get them from oval to round and out with the “Dremmel” and a round ball bit to produce the Nasal openings.

Here they are side by side both displaying that they both have some unique features

Just as I was almost complete when the Dermel chattered in on of the openings and tore out some material so a Nose job needed to be done.

Nothing too serious so I looked in the scrap box for some suitable material, sanded a slight taper on the end and
“Stuck it up his Nose”!

Work continues.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 08-04-2014 12:19 PM

Nice lil piggies. Teach em to start saving while they’re young.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 08-04-2014 01:20 PM

you are really pigging out on this rob

lots of fun
and finding different methods
always pays


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-04-2014 02:05 PM

Jeepers, Wally….My kind of woodworking!

Nice job !

-- Ed

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 08-04-2014 04:22 PM


But, where is the Third one?
... ya gotta have at least Three Little Pigs... LOL :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 08-04-2014 07:35 PM

They look amazed at being presented on LJ. Good ears.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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