Steamer trunk number two

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Project by grandpasworkshop posted 10-29-2011 02:37 AM 1777 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this trunk for a friend who is giving to his daughter for birthday gift. It is birch plywood,antique brass hardware,26 feet of split cowhide leather hand cut.Maple stain

-- Grandpaj

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 04:09 AM

beautiful, the leather sets it off! Did you have plans or is it a personal design? I’ve made a steamer trunk before buty I really would like to build an arch top sometime.

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 04:21 AM

Sorry I don’t use plans I draw my own up as far as arch it took me three hours to get the correct arch for the laths or slats to work out and it still could use a tune up but Im satisfied with results. Thanks for reply

-- Grandpaj

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 06:50 AM

Very nice, great design and excution.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 08:01 AM

A woodworker after my own heart…....... No plans, design and build your way. Nice job!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 10-29-2011 01:57 PM

a mighty fine treasure chest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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