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Project by 987Ron posted 10-01-2020 04:41 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The two boxes are Porsche Cayman S inspired. The hexagon box is 4.5” across x 4” tall made with Australian Red River Gum. The finish is wipe on poly that is buffed waxed and buffed again. The bottom is lined with cork. The inlaid emblem on the top is a wheel cap from an older model Porsche. It is a aluminum type medal 3” across. Later models used plastic but were colored. The insert is easy to do being exactly 3” in dia. The back was cleanup and simply expoxied into the Fosner bit drilled recess.
The second box is 6” square x 4” tall Jatoba. The finish is the same as is the cork bottom. The emblem inset into the top is from a Porsche Cayman S hood ornament. The corner splines are made of redheart, yellowheart, and ebony to copy the German Flag colors.
I have made other boxes using various cars wheel caps. These are easily available, ebay, junkyards, dealerships, etc.
I have used a Mustang Cobra, Ram Truck, BMW and a couple of others for similar boxes.
These make great gifts for your gearhead buddies or to use as prizes at car club events.
Would love to see any other sports car wood working projects or ideas.
Ron

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 10-01-2020 05:56 PM

Sweet Boxes!!
The German flag splines are a great detail and the hexagon box is outstanding. Love the embedded emblems.
Great work.
Jon

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#2 posted 10-01-2020 06:33 PM

Awesome, I like it! Great idea!

-- John in Florida

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#3 posted 10-02-2020 05:10 AM

Really nice workmanship. The logo inlays are nice and tight. Great job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#4 posted 10-02-2020 11:54 AM

Ultra cool – love the corner work especially.

-- Bstrom

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#5 posted 10-02-2020 08:27 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. It is most appreciated,

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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