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as requested. It still needs eyes and I cant find any suitable size at the moment.

about 9" long and 6" high, made from beech, walnut, and birch ply.

the large lump in pic three is the piece I cut out for the money. I thought about perspex sides, but I think money boxes should be secret. Theres a hatch in the bottom of the belly secured with two wood screws so it needs determination to raid it.
 

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You could use this tool The Plugger® by Veritas® - Lee Valley Tools To make eyes Bob. You drill a hole with it and insert a dowel that has been sharpened with a pencil sharpener. Use a light coloured wood for the white of the eye and a smaller pointed dowel for the dark part. One of the things I bought it for was making dots on a burl clock to represent the hour locations.
 
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You always do really nice stuff, Bob. My finger's getting sore from pressing the "Like" button.
 

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Nice bank. You have gone hog wild with this one. I like the contrasting woods and the nice finish. ***?
 

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Yep, definitely need eyes. When I first saw it I thought the ears were wings, and the theme was, when pigs fly.
 

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Thanks all.

yes, wipe on poly is my go to finish. I cant find any other finish that gives me the gloss that I like to see on wood.

Cheales, Interesting idea on the plugger, but I want a glass shiny finish on the eyes, i have the ladies of the area searching their button baskets. I need the size of a blouse cuff button.
 

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Nice job as usual Bob.I'd like to see this little piggy when you give it eyes & am sure others would also like a shot of the finished bank.Cheers,James jj777746
 

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But its a PIG!

it needs little button piggy eyes, just like the free buttons I'm waiting for (g).
Exactly. It needs little red eyes, and huge tusks. :smile:
 
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