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Adam’s piggy bank – day 3

While Adam was finishing up his schoolwork today, I prepped his piggy bank for finishing. I decided to put walnut plugs in the eye and nose holes. I found a 1/4″ thick piece of scrap walnut and drilled a few plugs with my plug cutter.

Drilling walnut plugs

Drilling walnut plugs

Applying the glue for the eyes and nose

Applying the glue for the eyes and nose

I bought a bottle of Nexabond in the vendor area at the conference last week. It is basically a super glue gel. I thought I would give it a try. I applied the glue to the pockets and pressed in the plugs.

Plugs glued in place

Plugs glued in place

Trimming the plugs flush

Trimming the plugs flush

About a minute later I cut them down flush with my small pull saw. The glue held very well. I was able to sand down the plugs and any excess glue easily within minutes of applying it.

Sanding them down

Sanding them down

Adam applying the Tung oil

Adam applying the Tung oil

After Adam finished his school work, he came down and applied the first coat of Tung oil to the piggy. He did a pretty good job of it. We will let it cure this evening and apply another couple of coats over the next couple of days until it builds up a nice gloss.

First coat applied

First coat applied

Once the finishing is done, all we will have to do is cut out some leather ears and attach them with some brass tacks.

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