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Project by jhf posted 540 days ago 2085 views 20 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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darkone

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#1 posted 540 days ago

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

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jhf

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#2 posted 540 days ago

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

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duckmanwv

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#3 posted 540 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 540 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://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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Dave Dufour

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#5 posted 540 days ago

Well done

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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Dan

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#6 posted 540 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#7 posted 540 days ago

Way Waaaaay cool this is very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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John Stegall

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#8 posted 539 days ago

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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bubba1772

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#9 posted 539 days ago

Very cool! Impressed

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

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NedB

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#10 posted 539 days ago

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

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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KnotCurser

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#11 posted 539 days ago

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

Thanks for sharing this!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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jhf

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#12 posted 539 days ago

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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Dan

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#13 posted 539 days ago

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 - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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woody57

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#14 posted 539 days ago

great looking case

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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vrice

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#15 posted 539 days ago

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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