Prototype Trunk

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Project by Ivan posted 11-30-2010 04:20 AM 1456 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Prototype Trunk, legs are a twist on cabriole legs made to mimic a horses hoof at the bottom. Milk Paint Salem Red under Pitch Black with Polyurethane top coat.

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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#1 posted 11-30-2010 06:26 AM

I like the style.

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 03:41 PM

Looks great !

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#3 posted 12-01-2010 07:00 AM

Sweet piece Ivan. The leg idea is great and I really like the color combination a lot. Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 12-01-2010 10:09 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 10:38 PM

Hi Ivan,

I like this trunk, nice finish job too.

How’d you make the legs?

Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 12-05-2010 07:22 PM


The legs are a twist on a cabriole leg, basically I made a pattern, bandsawed out the blank and then hand shaped the legs round. I used a shinto rasp, nicholson rasp, block plane, sandpaper, whatever was lying around in reach to get it to final shape.

Big difference here is that I did not cut out the back of the legs like in a cabriole, as this is where I ran a dado to accept the plywood side, which were then glued in place with Marine Expoxy.


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