Steamer trunk number two

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Project by grandpasworkshop posted 1000 days ago 1361 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 1000 days ago

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 1000 days ago

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 1000 days ago

Very nice, great design and excution.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 1000 days ago

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 999 days ago

a mighty fine treasure chest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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