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  1. 7.62x54r
    December 13, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    You shaved your mustache! Now you look too young to have a kid going to college.

    Neat project. I didn’t catch how you hollowed out the ears though. I guess I’ll have to watch it again.

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    • Steve Ramsey
      December 13, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

      I used my spindle sander to sort of gouge them out.

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    • 7.62x54r
      December 14, 2013 @ 6:03 am

      I haven’t shaved in years, but when I did I used a razor. Never thought of using my spindle sander.

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  2. Simon Harman
    December 13, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    Great video looks like one I have the tools for. Both my daughter’s want one, looks like I have a busy holiday.

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  3. Danny
    December 13, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    Neat project, it’s a band saw box piggy bank made backwards.

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  4. kevin fortner
    December 13, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    who let the 12 year old shave his mustache…and what happened to your chalkboared and easel’s…how much did we end up contributing to CA????:)

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  5. irishfan84n
    December 13, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    Great work Steve my 2 girls with love these!!

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  6. Marc Rouillard
    December 14, 2013 @ 4:58 am

    Nice project!
    Am I right thinking that the background tune is the fantastic Leon Redbone?

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  7. Kris Ewing
    December 14, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    🙁 I click on the pdf link and get a blank page. May be just the weather we’re having. I’ll try again later. This is a kewel beans idea though, Steve. Thanks for the share. Merry Christmas to ya.

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  8. Vickie Woodcock
    December 15, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Hi Steve, Great scrap wood project. And what happened to the mustache? I thought it looked kinda cool.

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  9. Dave Rutan
    December 16, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    Making the bank more or less 2 dimensional also makes it fit on a shelf more easily.

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  10. Jake
    December 17, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    As a suggestion, I think it would probably be easier to get the outer cut right if you:
    – make the cut while only one side is glued on, guaranteeing that you get a reasonable thickness all the way around and (!) don’t hit any screws
    – glue the second side on
    – turn it over, and use the bandsaw to cut the second side fairly close to the line
    – use a flush-trim router bit to trim the second side flush to the original cut

    If you don’t have a flush-trim bit, you could even just make the first outer cut a little wider than you need, then once you’ve glued the second side on, flip it over and make the final finishing cut all the way around, just keeping it a millimetre or two (a 16th of an inch?) inside the first cut.

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  11. Lawrence
    December 19, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Nice piggy bank. My son and I made a similar one out of Cherry. We used leather for the ears and tail, and coated it with Tung oil. It is not as cute, but it might make a more manly version for the boys.
    http://midnightwoodworking.com/tag/cherry-piggy-bank/

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  12. RichinSC
    December 27, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    What a cool idea – love it! What a fun project. Thanks!

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  13. Betty
    April 12, 2017 @ 12:32 pm

    Love this but missed what is the thickness of the boards you used.

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  14. shaun
    December 29, 2017 @ 12:19 pm

    could I do it like bandsaw box cut four boards at same time then take back and front off and hollow the middle I just wondered if that would work great job though will attempt to make this project

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