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Project by sirthinkalot posted 03-20-2017 10:26 PM 726 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of years ago I got interested in vacumn veneering and made some purses for my girls as Christmas gifts.

The first one is walnut veneer with padauk trim. Second one is figured maple veneer with zebrawood trim, and the third is
mahogany veneer with walnut trim. The interiors are made from shirts from value village… thanks Grandma :)
take care guys … thks Rick





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#1 posted 03-21-2017 01:57 AM

Very interesting, they look great
what are the veneers attached to? Mdf?

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#2 posted 03-21-2017 02:08 AM

Thks. The inner and outer veneers are fastened to
2 layers of 3ply 1/64 birch plywood

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#3 posted 03-21-2017 03:11 AM

How are they hinged on the bottom

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#4 posted 03-21-2017 12:48 PM

These are so beautiful and are very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-21-2017 02:24 PM

nice job

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#6 posted 03-21-2017 03:12 PM

Great idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 03-21-2017 05:02 PM

Very Nice!

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#8 posted 03-21-2017 06:42 PM

Beautiful. Where did you get the hardware and what are the overall dimensions?

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 03-21-2017 06:59 PM

Oopps, I just sent the main pic to my girlfriend. She is going to want one! You didn’t happen to make a tutorial video did you? Those are beautifully done, the concept is wonderful!

-- Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes time and annoys the pig. - Robert Heinlein

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sirthinkalot

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#10 posted 03-21-2017 09:05 PM

Thanks guys. I didnt make a video sorry … The purses are hinges with 2 2 1/2
Inch fine black jewelry box hinges. I will see if I can find where i got them.
They are about 12×8x3 inches or so and have and are held clsed with little magnets

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wep

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#11 posted 03-22-2017 01:07 PM

By the way Tandy Leather sells purse liners (I am sure there must be other vendors – have not bothered to look) with compartments. My girlfriend has used them in her crocheted or knitted bags. I am sure you could find them from other vendors.
https://www.tandyleather.com/en/product/bag-purse-liner-large
https://www.tandyleather.com/en/product/bag-purse-liner-small

-- Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes time and annoys the pig. - Robert Heinlein

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#12 posted 03-22-2017 05:48 PM

Very unique project and very refreshing idea to combine leather and wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 03-22-2017 07:06 PM

Very cool idea,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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