Indian Motorcycle Trinket Box

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 10-02-2011 04:12 PM 2478 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 03:12 AM

Nice Job Pat!!
Now, the collector will have to get a “34 to match the box!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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