A friend of mine wanted to have a piggy bank for his one year old son and found this on the internet:
But they are very expensive, so i thought i would try it myself and see if i can carve it on my X Carve.
It turned out great
The overall height is about 60 cm (23.6 in) and it is made of 3 layers of plywood (6 mm for the top and bottom layer, and 4 mm for the middle layer). For the belly i used a clear pvc ball with a diameter of 16 cm (6.3 in).
After painting and screwing on the foot, it was ready to go
I was trying to do that in easel like a month ago but I just couldn’t get that line going just right so I just gave up, where did you get that ball at?
I did everything in easel, i traced a image from their website and added the paths for the coin slots
The ball is actually a christmas tree ball for crafting, i just cut off the mounting eye
I got it from an local arts and crafts store for around 4€, but you can order them online, i found some on amazon too
oh ok, l’ll give it a shot again sometime this week and ill look for that ball in amazon today, good job on that!
Can you provide some specifics on how you did the feet?
How did you keep the ball attached to the body?
good price on a 5.5in / 140mm plastic ball
The feet are the only thing which i couldn’t find a right photo for a image trace, so i just draw a free hand line in easel and edited the points to get a nice round shape
The two circles are for the screws, i used some glue and two 4.5x50mm torx screws
That sounds like a good price for me
do you happen to have a copy you could share?