|Project by Pat Cavanaugh||posted 10-02-2011 04:12 PM||2079 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Client contacted me and asked if I could make a trinket box with an Indian motorcycle on the lid. Her brother collects vintage Indians (he has 9) and she wanted the box as a gift for him. The box is walnut and maple (I like the contrast between the two) with the motorcycle silhouette also from walnut. I found numerous pictures of bikes and went with one he doesn’t own, a 1934.
The joints are 1/2” half blind dovetails cut using a Porter-Cable model 4112 dovetail jig. I’ve had the jig for about 10 years and it is the first time I’ve used it on a real project. It only took about 2 hours with practice time to actually cut the joints on the finished project. Finish is 4 coats of spray-on gloss polyurethane. Thanks for looking.
-- Pat - Biloxi, MS