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Project by Chulawanna posted 03-21-2013 02:51 PM 1435 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have not posted in quite a while, so I thought I would share my latest attempt. This is the first trunk I have built and found it a little challenging. I used Cherry for the majority of the trunk, inserts are Birch plywood as are the two tool boxes inside.

I am sure there a million things I could have done differently, but cut, assemble, and learn is the motto I live by. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.





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exterminate

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 03:19 PM

I like it! Great job!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 04:26 PM

great looking work

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 05:34 PM

Very nice looking Trunk! Your attempt was worth while! I like it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 05:51 PM

Very nice trunk. What are the dowels in the lid for?

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Chulawanna

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 05:57 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments.

Sandra….the dowels are for the riders blanket, horse socks and other items to “stuff” behind them.

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#6 posted 03-22-2013 01:00 AM

Yes, very nice. I also had the same question as Sandra. What’s with the dowels?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 03-22-2013 01:03 AM

That is one very fancy tack trunk! Great job. Loved the “horse socks” comment. Leg wraps perhaps? LOL

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-22-2013 02:36 AM

Very nicely made trunk. Great craftsmanship.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 03-22-2013 08:25 AM

Great looking trunk, I made some a while back for our neigbors, The biggest challange was keeping it light enough but yet stronge enough to be used and not break apart. Well done on yours!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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DeLayne Peck

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#10 posted 03-22-2013 02:37 PM

Love the design! Beautiful.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#11 posted 03-22-2013 04:22 PM

Good looking design and workmanship. Looks “proud”, can’t think of another word that describes it better!

However, I didn’t know horses had trunks … !

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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