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Project by Randy Moseley posted 1966 days ago 1692 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made a few of these trunks out of different woods. This one is maple. I wanted to try a parquet style (kind of like the Boston Garden basketball court). Sawed the strips, crossed the grains and glued them back together in the parquet pattern, then drum sanded them to about 1/4 inch thick for the sides, and about 3/32 inch thick for the top so it would bend. There is a 1/8” thick plywood sheet under the top parquet pattern. Side patterns are contact cemented onto 3/4” oak plywood to minimize movement. The straps and bottom trim are walnut, with birch buttons. This one’s for a charity auction coming up that my company sponsors annually.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois





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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 1966 days ago

Stunning project… I love the checkerboard pattern… very cool!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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firecaster

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#2 posted 1966 days ago

That is a work of genius.

How many hours have you got in it?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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isetegija

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#3 posted 1966 days ago

Wow , that’s clever technics and very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Waldschrat

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#4 posted 1966 days ago

Hey, is there something in side of the lid, That would be cool!

Very nicely built! keep it up!

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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BarryW

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#5 posted 1966 days ago

That’s a really fine trunk/box…the parquet pattern wouldn’t have been my first thought…but it’s works like crazy…very pretty.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1966 days ago

very nice well done.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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brianinpa

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#7 posted 1966 days ago

A real nice trunk and I liek the idea of the parquet.

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

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tinnman65

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#8 posted 1966 days ago

Very nice trunk randal, I love the buttons but I have to admit I don’t think I could look at another button after doing a project like that. That must take a lot a patience.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1965 days ago

Definitely an eye popper! You do marvelous work. It looks like the top is hollow. Is there access to it?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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maddog1947216

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#10 posted 1965 days ago

Now that is nice workmanship – nice job.

Jack

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 1965 days ago

Sharp looking trunk. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Richforever

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#12 posted 1964 days ago

Very fine craftsmanship. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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