The three little pigs, Now 4 Oh my
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I made piggy banks for my grand sons and my newest great nephew. Made a snug wedge fit for the two half's so they can be opened, Started with a 4" block ended up about 3-3/4 round and from 4-1/2" to 5-1/2 " long each one 1/2" longer, Made of cherry with oil polly finish. takes a bit of time.    Probably will give them out at Christmas.

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Alright, those are spectacular.
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  Re: RE: The three little pigs by Phil Thien (Alright, those are s...)
(06-16-2018, 11:01 AM)Phil Thien Wrote: Alright, those are spectacular.

That is Cute and nicely done to Don.  How did you do the tails and ears?
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(06-16-2018, 12:38 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: That is Cute and nicely done to Don.  How did you do the tails and ears?
Thanks

For the tail I turned a 3/4 to 5/8 " dowel,  round off the end/ sand corners off and cut off about 3/16 thick . took a scrap piece of 1/4" ply and sticky taped the disk flat side down on it. draw the curly on it and cut out the inside curve on bandsaw. clean up with dremel.

The ears, you turn a cone and sand,( looks like a bullet point)  leave it attached to the block for a handle, split it in half on bandsaw then cut it off. take it to spindle sander and curve out the inside taking more off the thicker base than the tip.  A  3/4 " spindle works great for that
that's how I did it.

Don
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Those are great; really cute.
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  Re: RE: The three little pigs by Woodshop ([quote='Arlin Eastma...)
(06-16-2018, 05:18 PM)Woodshop Wrote: Thanks

For the tail I turned a 3/4 to 5/8 " dowel,  round off the end/ sand corners off and cut off about 3/16 thick . took a scrap piece of 1/4" ply and sticky taped the disk flat side down on it. draw the curly on it and cut out the inside curve on bandsaw. clean up with dremel.

The ears, you turn a cone and sand,( looks like a bullet point)  leave it attached to the block for a handle, split it in half on bandsaw then cut it off. take it to spindle sander and curve out the inside taking more off the thicker base than the tip.  A  3/4 " spindle works great for that
that's how I did it.

Don

You know I keep forgetting how much can be done off of the lathe also.  Slap   I guess I keep thinking one dimensional. Yes
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Very nice,you are going to have some very happy kiddies.

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(06-16-2018, 10:42 AM)Woodshop Wrote: I made piggy banks for my grand sons and my newest great nephew. Made a snug wedge fit for the two half's so they can be opened, Started with a 4" block ended up about 3-3/4 round and from 4-1/2" to 5-1/2 " long each one 1/2" longer, Made of cherry with oil polly finish. takes a bit of time.    Probably will give them out at Christmas.

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I like how you think. Nice work!
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Nicely done... Yes


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Those are outstanding.
I like how you oriented the grain so it gives the piggies balance.
How did you do the lips, mouth and eyes?
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