Daughters Steamer Trunk

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Project by dmoore posted 05-01-2009 03:25 AM 4262 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the story?

The story behind this trunk is long. I had always said that I was going to build one of these for my daughters but never quite got it done. So back in July I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer had surgery then started chemo in sept. Well when I got to feeling better I thought I have got to get this done so I began working on it every time I had the enrgy and was not sick from the chemo. I got stuck on the top and contacted Marc at the woodwhisperer and he dove right in to help (GREAT GUY) you can find videos on his site called Duanes trunk please give them a watch he worked hard on it for a good cause. Well it is now done and I am so proud of it and working on it got me through the chemo treatments that just ended in Feb. My health is doing alot better and I have begun my 2nd one for my other daughter and will post it when I am done.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to your thoughts


-- Duane, Ohio

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#1 posted 05-01-2009 03:37 AM

Great work, and great story! Thanks for sharing!

-- “I am a soul. I have a body.” Lloyd C. Douglas

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#2 posted 05-01-2009 03:37 AM

It’s great to hear that your heath is doing better I hope it stays that way. And this Steamer Trunk….WHOLLY COW ! This is a great looking Trunk. I got to put this on my project list.

Well God bless and my Prayers are with you and your family.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#3 posted 05-01-2009 03:56 AM

Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 05-01-2009 04:08 AM

Wow… Nice trunk… Glad you’re doing well.. Good luck… My prayers are with you….

Thanks for posting…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#5 posted 05-01-2009 04:54 AM

very nice

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 05-01-2009 05:02 AM

Your health will sort out your priorities pretty quick if you don’t watch out. I’m sure the daughters will appreciate this more than you will ever know.

-- Jim

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#7 posted 05-01-2009 05:29 AM


Great work. I have been watching Marc’s videos and have admired his work for several years.

He got nuttin’ on you, guy. This trunk will live in your family for years to come and I am sure will inspire woodworkers decades.

I hope you feel better soon and will pray for a full recovery for you.

Keep it up!!! Make sawdust!!!

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#8 posted 05-01-2009 05:50 AM

Great story and great looking trunk.

Very nice choice of woods.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 05-01-2009 07:51 AM

Well done trunk the looks really great. I wish you well an a speedy recovery

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-01-2009 02:06 PM

Excellent design and work. Looking forward to the second one.

-- jstegall

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#11 posted 05-01-2009 02:20 PM

Great looking trunk. Well done! I wish you a speedy recovery. I am glad to here Mark helped you on this project, it was thru the woodwhisperer that I found LJ.

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#12 posted 05-01-2009 02:54 PM

Very nice looking trunk. I hope you continue to be healthy.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#13 posted 05-01-2009 04:21 PM

Great job, Duane. I watched the Wood Whisperer episode on this. You did a great job.

-- - You begin thinking less, and feeling more.

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#14 posted 05-01-2009 06:46 PM

Very nice, you should be proud of it. Looking forward to seeing the next one!

-- We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill

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#15 posted 05-01-2009 06:53 PM

I saw Marks video blog on this trunk and it is great to see the original. Something looks different than i remember (other than the hardware) and i like it better.
Just had a great friend have a brain tumor removed ,and while visiting him 3 weeks after in the hospital, his whole left side was limp and numb. I left saddened and thought he would never walk again. With lots of prayer and rehab, not only did he walk out of the hospital holding his wifes hand, but the next day was able to catch 5 trout on a dry fly!
Hope this story inspires you as much as your story is inspiring others.


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