Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Apologize for being such a bonehead, posting pictures pretty much idiot proof if open the window and click on upload.
Simple project using any wood you have on hand. Hardest parts are top with coin slot and base with plug. I make big coin slots so do not really need a knife to rob the bank and could very well do without the rubber or plastic plugs.
First banks made had brass coin slots you nailed over opening. I used plastic plugs, which do need a knife to get open. When stopped using brass coin slots switched to rubber plugs. Found rubber plugs easier for me to work with and think recipients like them better too.
Omitting base plugs easy to do. Add a little more to your base and waste allowance, do not use brass coin slots.