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This year I decided to build gifts for all my nieces and nephews for Christmas. They all know that Uncle Dan and Aunt Randi are big into being wise with our finances, so building them a piggy banks for Christmas was a logical direction to take. To make things go faster I kept the one design, but wanted each to be unique on its own. So all 9 piggy banks are in fact different, but yet they are all the same….

The woods used are maple, cherry, walnut, and sycamore… In no particular order…

Not a whole lot to say about this simple project. I was shooting more for having something I made in the hands of all my nieces and nephiews more than trying to wow anyone. Hopefully, many years down the line they can look at their banks and think of their Aunt & Uncle.

Merry Christmas!

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What a neat present Dan, teach them to be frugal up front.
Love that spline detail & the feet, do they get to fight it out for their favourite? :)
I'd be happy with any one of them,
What size? ( or should I say how much dosh do they hold )& finish did you use
 

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Excellent idea Dan! These look great! Instant family heirlooms. Thank god you didn't make one for me…after this Christmas I wouldn't have anything to put in it:-( Merry Christmas to you and your family!
 

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This little piggy went weee weee weee, all the way home. Nine of those would be an ear full :)

Nice job and nice idea.
Are you going to give them a screwdriver next year so they can open them?

Good job sir,
Merry Christmas,
Steve
 

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Yea, I guess I failed to mention some details on these Pete. Thanks for reminding me….They are all 5" x 6" x3 1/2" in size…The finish is BLO and wipe on polly.
 

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COOL banks!

I can see how you cut them out…
... cut'em… mix'em… glue'em… COOL…

Good idea!

Have a good one!
 

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Jeff....lol…. Merry Christmas to you too my friend . Trust me bud…. I sooo feel your pain…lol

Steve.... The one main thing about this project I am proud of is the fact it will be a royal pain in the …. well you know…. to get money out of these. That is exactly what I was shooting for….lol
 

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They look awesome bud! Glad someone is getting Christmas gifts done!
 

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Beautifull, a real keepsake!
 

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Nice work, but how do they open them or are them meant to be a permanent savings account? I really like the choices of wood.
 

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@ Brian ....The bottom is held in place with 4 screws…..
 

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ho ho ho Dan. yer a great santa. very good idea. great choices of wood combos, and splined miters are kool.
 

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Nice Work and very thoughtful gifts, Dan!!
Hope you have a Great Christmas, my Friend!!
 

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I like the "all the same, but different" approach!
 

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Very nice, Maveric. I know they will love them.
 

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Great work and great gifts Dan. Something handmade is always the best since it is a gift from the heart and soul.
always remembered…
 

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Wow, Awesome job on those banks, looks really nice. I can tell that was a lot of work. Superb craftsmanship.
 

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What a beautiful selection I don't know which I like best, which one is mine UNCLE DAN?
Trevor
 

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Beautiful boxes! I'll use these boxes as my standard of success. If I can make boxes of the same quality I'd consider myself accomplished. Excellent work.
 
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