Steamer Trunk

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Project by CutNRun posted 10-03-2008 06:05 AM 8994 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed an oak with walnut trim steamer trunk. This trunk will be donated and sold at a local YMCA fund raising auction. Hopefully, someone will see the value and offer a decent price. The finish is four coats of Formby’s low gloss tung oil, smoothed with 0000 steel wool between each coat. The last coat was topped with paste wax and buffed out.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 10-03-2008 06:25 AM

Wow, this is extremely nice design and execution. It’s very kind of you to donate it. Hope it raises a great high price for your cause.

Well done sir!!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 10-03-2008 07:08 AM

Man, that’s beautiful.
I’ll need a lot more practice before I can produce stuff like that!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 10-03-2008 07:15 AM

Very nice trunk. Thanks for posting

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 10-03-2008 10:43 AM

Gorgeous! Where did you find the hardware?

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Richard M. Petti

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#5 posted 10-03-2008 11:22 AM

Top of the line, you can be proud of this project. I like your choice of woods. I have one to do, which I will make out of American Chestnut. Hope it comes out as nice as yours. I love the tray.

-- Just believe and God will take care of the rest

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#6 posted 10-03-2008 11:38 AM

Man that is beautiful, I hope it sells for what it’s worth, cause its worth a bunch. You did an outstanding job on that beauty.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 10-03-2008 01:43 PM

Beautiful work Cutnrun. It must have been tempting not to give it away but thats a great thing you have done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 10-03-2008 03:22 PM

very nicely done…..........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 10-03-2008 04:57 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I got the hardware as a kit from Rockler. I also purchased the steamer trunk plan from Rocker, but made a few modifications to the plan. The hardware kit also included some corners and mid-span corner protectors. They fit poorly and I didn’t like the look, so I didn’t use them.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#10 posted 10-03-2008 05:31 PM


Great looking trunk! I really like the contrast of the walnut with the oak. I must say from experience that they are addictive to make. Here is the one I made about two years ago.
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#11 posted 10-03-2008 08:22 PM

One of the best trunks I’ve seen. Great work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 10-04-2008 02:48 AM

Great looking steamer trunk! You did a beautiful job on this piece. I made a similar trunk if you care to see it on my sight. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 10-04-2008 03:30 AM

A beautiful piece and a great cause. Hope someone can see the workmanship and make a nice bid.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#14 posted 10-04-2008 04:48 AM

Beautiful work! I hope it brings a pile of money.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#15 posted 10-04-2008 06:41 AM

now that is perfection!!your gifted!!

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