Cherry Briefcase

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Project by jhf posted 01-17-2013 03:36 PM 3416 views 21 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Christmas gift for one of my daughters. It is made from a single piece of cherry, my first attempt at resawing. Surprisingly it is not any heavier than a standard store bought briefcase the same size.

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 03:42 PM

That’s pretty cool. Where did you get the interior materials?

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 03:44 PM

Actually bought a briefcase and tore it apart for hardware and interior

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 04:18 PM

Wow super nice I have been wanting to make one but couldn’t the interior stuff. Never thought about and old briefcase. How thick are the pieces? I am inspired now.

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 04:37 PM

That is outstanding and what a great job you did on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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 01-17-2013 05:17 PM

Well done

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 05:28 PM

This is absolutely awesome! My father would love one of these, any chance you would share plans for it?

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#7 posted 01-17-2013 05:38 PM

Way Waaaaay cool this is very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 05:41 PM

Good,job! I saw one going through security at the airport in Oakland last month. His was made of plywood. Yours is way more elegant.

-- jstegall

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#9 posted 01-17-2013 05:43 PM

Very cool! Impressed

-- I work with metal for money, and wood for fun...

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#10 posted 01-17-2013 05:51 PM

now that is an heirloom that she’ll treasure for a Long time!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#11 posted 01-17-2013 06:32 PM

Great job – and since it’s cherry it will darken over time to a wonderful, dark, rich color!

Thanks for sharing this!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#12 posted 01-17-2013 06:56 PM

Thank you all for the great words of encouragement. Duckmannwv- The sides are 3/8” , top and bottom 1/4”
WTCTDF- I would love to share the plans, unfortunately they are in my head, I tend to build on the fly, make adjustments as I screw up.

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#13 posted 01-17-2013 07:08 PM

Oh ok lol, well if you ever draw them out for this one put me on the list! lol

Truly amazing work.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#14 posted 01-17-2013 08:18 PM

great looking case

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#15 posted 01-17-2013 09:24 PM

This is way cool. I’m curious. What finish did you apply to this? These things can take a considerable beating if one travels a lot.

-- Vic Rice

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