The daily woodturning blog.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Day 138: Take it to the bank
I wasn't sure what I was going to work on today, my wife suggested that I make my daughter another piggy bank as her last one met an untimely end. I grabbed a chunk of green Jacaranda and went to work.
The body is done as a large lidded box. It's cut in half and then both halves are hollowed and a tenon formed on the bottom and a recess on the top so the 2 halves can be joined again. This joint is secured with Superglue, a hole is drilled in the bottom, and a plug turned to fit the hole. As the Jacaranda is green and it's for my daughter I didn't bother sanding.
A coin slot is cut in the top. This was cut with a dremel, a round file, and cleaned up with a flat file
After all of this was done I thought it was still very plain so I burned butterflies all over, between 30 and 40 total. Each butterfly was then decorated so that no 2 are the same. Needless to say she's trilled with the results.