Creative Woodworks & crafts 2002-04, страница 47
by Garnet Hall
I thought I would try another bank project with a bit of a twist. This one has three sections for three different coins. Each section has its own secret pull out to disclose the coin slot.
This project turned out to be a bit of a challenge. I found it difficult to get all three pull outs to line up during the glue up. If you find it easy, I don't want to hear about it. For me this was a hair pulling project. A couple of times I came close to throwing it out the window. The editors of this magazine just keep expecting more and more from we poor designers. So, this project is not one for the faint of heart. Take your time, cut carefully, and keep checking to make sure things line up and it should go all right. But be warned, I will not accept responsibility for psychiatrist bills or hair transplants.
Make the bank body
The first step is to cut out the body (see Fig. 1). I joined two 2" x 6" pieces together to get the proper width and planed them to a uniform 1-1/2" thickness. A single piece of 2" x 12" will also work. Make sure your scroll saw blade is square to the table. Use a good blade. I used a No. 9 Olson PGT blade for this step. Be especially careful cutting out the pull outs. Cut them first while the blade is sharp and take your time.
Once the pull outs are cut. you will find that the piece wants to spring open. I taped mine together with the pull outs in place
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Wood: pine—one piece 1-1/2" x 10-1/4" x 11" (for the body); aspen—one piece 3/4" x 2" x 4"; black walnut— \ one piece 3/4" x 2" x 4"; spruce—one piece 3/4" x 1" x 2"; ) medium dark colored western red cedar—one piece 3/4" \ x 6" x 12"; dark colored western red cedar— one piece 3/4" x 6" x 8"; medium colored western red cedar—one \ piece 3/4" x 6" x 8"; medium light colored western red cedar— one piece 3/4" x 4" x 6"; light colored western red I cedar— one piece 3/4" x 4" x 6"; Baltic birch plywood— \ one piece 1/4" x 11" x 12" (for the rear backer board), one piece 1/4" x 11" x 14" (for the front backer board) Tools: scroll saw with No. 3 Double Tooth or Crown Tooth \ and No. 9 Olson PGT blades; drill press with bits, including a 1-1/2"-Dia. Forstner bit; belt sander; pneumatic drum sander* and various sanding and jj
shaping tools of choice; woodburning tool Temporary-bond spray adhesive Wood glue
Three 1-1/2"-Dia. toy wheels (doweling could also be
used here) Finish of choice
*Available from Garnet Hall, Box 549, Stoughton, SK, Canada SOG 4T0, (800) 729-2473; or from PS Wood Machines, 3032 Industrial Blvd., Bethel Park, PA 15102. (800) 939-4414.