Sample briefcase

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Project by johan posted 12-03-2008 07:41 PM 3455 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this briefcase to hold my samples,and as a presentation tool when i go and see my clients.Its made out of 35 different woods to show what is available.Its amazing the response when u see somebody and half the marketing is already done by the time you opened the briefcase.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#1 posted 12-03-2008 08:05 PM

One of a kind ! A labor of love. Priceless.

-- Branlon, Board Director, South Central Indiana

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#2 posted 12-03-2008 08:08 PM

Sweet! Definately a showcase.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#3 posted 12-03-2008 08:10 PM

Wow, that’s a fantastic piece of work
I especially like the detail of the latches

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#4 posted 12-03-2008 08:18 PM

Now that is impressive work. Very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 12-03-2008 08:27 PM

Can’t think of a better idea to make use of scraps and help your marketing! no question what you do when someone sees you walking with that kinda briefcase, lol

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#6 posted 12-03-2008 08:27 PM

Skills, wood, design, original, incredible, fantastic show case for your talent. WOW!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 12-03-2008 08:37 PM

Now I know what my next major project is! Wonderful work and a great marketing idea!

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#8 posted 12-03-2008 09:38 PM

Very nice Parquetry!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 12-03-2008 11:00 PM

What a great idea! I’d like to see one with darker trim to accent the different woods even more. I like the latchwork. Very ingenious. (Jeeesh, another project for my list of “Want To Do’s”.)

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 12-03-2008 11:11 PM

What type of wood is the sample in the 1st photo, Right side of case, #4 from the left (Red & Brown)? Can you give us a list of all of the woods on that side of the case? (6 samples pieces)

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 12-04-2008 01:16 AM

Wow, I agree with Pete…...” A real Showcase” and you are right, half the marketing is done when they see this! A piece of artwork !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#12 posted 12-04-2008 03:33 AM

Beautiful wooden briefcase indeed.
Your are right Johan, the first impression is the crucial marketing strategy does better than advertisement and usually last longer.
You remind me this tagline at a noodle stall in my place “tell your friends if you’re happy with our food, tell me if you’re not”.

Good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 12-04-2008 03:54 AM

That’s awesome

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 12-04-2008 04:53 AM

Very cool…

Thanks for sharing…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 12-04-2008 05:12 AM

Wow, very creative idea, excellent construction, exteremely interesting. How long did it take to make?

-- Bob A in NJ

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