Introduction: Coin Box (Piggy Bank)
Here is another weekend project. This time it was a gift for a soon to be married couple.
Step 1: Find Some Old Pieces of Wood
Found some nice pieces of teak.
They where part of a previous project gone wrong. :)
Step 2: Cut the to Size
As these pieces was already cut I just had to make use of what I had.
I worked on Length of 200mm, height of 120mm and width 140mm.
Then I cut 4 pieces of 200mm long and 120 mm wide.
and 2 of 140mm by 140mm.
Step 3: Router the Edges
I have Adjusted the my router to cut a recess around the edges that is 10mm from edge and 8mm deep.
Then cut the recess on all 4 sides of the 2end covers.
And reduce the width of 2 side to 110mm to fit in between the other 2 sides
Step 4: Glue Every Thing to Gather.
Using the wood glue I glue all the sides except for the lid. Use clamps and leave to dry.
Step 5: Add Some Markings
I have printed some Afrikaans words and stuck them to the side.
Using my Pencil grinder I had cut the word in to the side.
When that was done I painted the words Black.
After the paint had dried I sanded every thing.
Step 6: Had the Lid, Hinges and Lock
Added the hinges.
Cut Key hole & groove for the Locking mechanism.
Step 7: Make a Cover for the Key Hole.
I Had a piece of copper pipe around.
I then cut it open flatten it.
The marked the desired shape.
The I cut and filed it to what I needed.
Step 8: Make It Pretty
After sanding I use Teac oil wipe the complete box.
Participated in the
Woodworking Contest 2017