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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.
Jan 17, 2013
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#1 posted 01-17-2013 03:42 PM
That’s pretty cool. Where did you get the interior materials?
#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 Charleshttp://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 01-17-2013 05:17 PM
-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca
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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 - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct
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#7 posted 01-17-2013 05:38 PM
Way Waaaaay cool this is very well done.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com 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.
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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 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com
#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.
#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.
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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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