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Exploding boxes. A novelty item that has a slot for a coin. Falling coin triggers a mouse trap, causing top and sides of the box to fly apart.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 58

Magic coin box. A wooden bank with decorative dovetail corner joints. The coin is inserted by placing in a small drawer and closing. Overall dimensions: 5"x3"x3" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 34

Duck bank is made from a foam ball and mailing tube covered with fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1971 (v.49#9) pg. 70

Soft-sculpture gum ball machine that doubles as a bank. Estimated cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 35, 48

Cub Scout bank.
BOYS' LIFE May 1963 (v.53#5) pg. 58

Banks made from cardboard boxes.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1965 (v.55#1) pg. 46

How to make a bank that looks like a globe.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1971 (v.61#11) pg. 52

Two lamps for a child's room. Both "Teddy Bear" and cottage-shaped lamp bases include built-in penny banks.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 48

Truck-shaped bank with Plexiglas sides.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 61

Bunny-shaped bank with Plexiglas sides.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 64

A penny saved. Painting a greenware piggy bank using non-firing stains.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS May 1990 (v.35#9) pg. 27

Pierrot lamp and bank. Greenware Pierrot figures, cylinders and bases are combined to create whimsical accent pieces.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Jun 1990 (v.35#10) pg. 79

Doggy bank. Coffee can with lid is covered with craft foam and trimmed with burlap, rickrack and a sunflower to make a bank that looks like a dog's head.
CRAFTS Sep 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 16, 45

How to use Sculptamold for sculpture or casting. Includes instructions for making a penny bank.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1974 (v.4#7) pg. 18

Dinosaur bank made from a plastic egg and paper scraps.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1980 (v.11#5) pg. 8

Portly Pig penny bank made from plastic soda bottle and corks.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 129

Classic piggy bank is made from wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 52

Bulldog bank is make from wood. Pull a lever and the dog's tongue sticks out to accept coin. Simultaneously, the dog's ears perk up.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 118

Bleach-bottle piggy bank.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 142, 224

Crocheted Clown Bank made from a soda can.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep-Oct 1981 (v.26#5) pg. 76, 32

Needlepoint houses for a miniature village are also banks for coins. Made from plastic canvas.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1983 (v.28#1) pg. 108, 127

Enterprising youngster is making money by building and selling musical savings banks in the shape of a small house.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #115 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 46

Pattern and instructions for carving a wooden piggy bank.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 20

Small Victorian house, made from cloth and cardboard, serves as both a bank and a container for small gifts.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1983 (v.3#6) pg. 11, 45, 23

Make a needlepoint "rainbow" bank.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1985 (v.8#2) pg. 20

Ceramic piggy bank is decorated with floral patterns painted with opaque stains. Design pattern is included.
POPULAR CERAMICS #486 Jan 1990 (v.40#6) pg. 50

Slot-Machine electronic bank keeps a running total of the value of the coins inserted (nickels, dimes, and quarters only).
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 35

Make a bank from bleach or detergent bottle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1963 (v.120#2) pg. 146

Pig-shaped bank "squeels" if anyone tries to filch a coin or bill from it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1964 (v.122#6) pg. 140

Old-fashioned mechanical banks you can make from wood. Three designs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 94
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1981 (v.155#6) pg. 6

Carved coin bank. Wooden box is fitted with a decorative carved overlay featuring two stylized geese flying in front of a full moon.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #58 Jan 1991 (v.10#4) pg. 56

Dinosaur bank. Wooden profile fitted with plastic sides forms a coin bank.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #59 Mar 1991 (v.10#5) pg. 38, Insert

Exploding coin bank. Wooden box is fitted with a hidden mousetrap which causes it to collapse into 6 separate pieces whenever a coin is dropped into the slot.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #65 Mar 1992 (v.11#5) pg. 40

Wooden bank in the shape of a pig is made from scrap 2x12 stock.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #69 Nov 1992 (v.12#3) pg. 96

Coin bank is made from solid 4x4 stock with coin-sized holes drilled through the center and slots cut in the edges (so you can see the coins in each hole).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #71 Mar 1993 (v.12#5) pg. 81

Locking musical bank. Wooden box-shaped bank features a unique locking feature. A special slot plays musical tones whenever a coin is deposited.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #72 May 1993 (v.12#6) pg. 78

Mechanical teddy bear bank. When a lever is pulled, the coin falls through a slot and the bear raises its arm and nods its head. Bank's base is a box (6"x8"x6" high) with the 4" high bear sitting on top. The six-piece bear is shaped with a scroll saw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #98 Sep 1997 (v.17#4) pg. 48, Insert

Exploding bank. A simple wooden box with a coin slot in the top will explode into separate pieces whenever a coin is deposited. A mousetrap serves as the mechanism.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #100 Jan 1998 (v.17#6) pg. 60

Thievin' box. Put a dollar in the drawer of this small box and the dollar "disappears" when the drawer is closed.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #104 Sep 1998 (v.18#4) pg. 33

"Andy Armadillo" bank is painted in acrylics. It features an armadillo-shaped wooden frame with a transparent center that shows the coins. Intermediate painting level.
TOLE WORLD #102 Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 36

Noah's Ark, a musical bank. Purchased wooden bank is painted in folk-art style with animals looking out the windows. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #121 Mar-Apr 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 18, Insert

Armored-car shaped bank is made from walnut and maple. A padlocked door at the rear allows for "withdrawals".
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #8 Mar 1989 (v.2#2) pg. 14

Convert an older style post-office box door into a coin bank featuring a combination lock and a window.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #41 Sep 1994 (v.7#5) pg. 16, Insert

Shoe bank made from a tennis shoe, sport sock and potato chip can.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 25 1980 (v.44#3) pg. 12, 150

Penny bank in the shape of an apple has a clear-plastic front and back. The "stem" is removed to deposit the coins.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 48
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 10

Refurbished post office lockbox door adds nostalgia to this penny bank.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 77
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 12

Whale-shaped wooden bank.
WOOD MAGAZINE #81 Sep 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 54, Insert

Cockatoo Cache. Colorful bird, on a dowel perch, conceals a coin bank under one wing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #95 Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 44, Insert

Wooden toy truck also doubles as a penny bank.
WOODSMITH #41 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 18

Novelty money box (penny bank) is made from 6 pieces of wood and assembles without any glue or fasteners.
WOODWORKER #1074 May 1983 (v.87) pg. 309

Walnut bank. Simple frame holds two pieces of glass just far enough apart to let a coin slide between them. A slot in the top of the frame accepts the coins. Turn the bank upside down to retrieve the coins.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 27

Kids' piggy bank is made entirely of wood in the shape of a pig.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.12#4) pg. 44

Coin bank is shaped like a tambour clock. The front and back openings (normally for the clock mechanism) are covered with clear plastic. Wooden hands enhance the clock motif.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 52

Mail bank truck. Small wooden truck doubles as a coin bank. The rear door of the truck is an old-style post-office box door.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.19#6) pg. 46

Clown bank. Can with plastic lid is covered with crocheted clown with spiral arms and legs.
WORKBASKET Aug 1982 (v.47#9) pg. 16

Crocheted "Santa" bank.
WORKBASKET Sep 1985 (v.50#10) pg. 38

Medieval castle bank worked in needlepoint on plastic canvas.
WORKBASKET Feb 1987 (v.52#4) pg. 42

"Travel trailer" bank. Plastic canvas pieces are needlepointed in Continental stitch and joined to form a three-dimensional trailer with a money slot in the top. Door opens to provide access to the contents.
WORKBASKET Feb 1989 (v.54#4) pg. 39

Tip on making a coin bank from an empty salt box with a pouring spout.
WORKBASKET Aug-Sep 1994 (v.59#6) pg. 94

Baby Jumbo bank, a wooden bank that looks like an elephant.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1971 (v.27#4) pg. 53

Wooden coin bank is shaped like a boot and features real shoelaces.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 34

Wooden piggy bank, in the shape of a pig, is made from four pieces of 3/4" pine laminated together.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1987 (v.43#6) pg. 38