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I made this trunk for my cousin Butch Branson earlier this year. It’s a full scale replica made of pine, walnut, white oak, cherry, African mahogany, and redwood. I was much to big for me, but I liked it so much that I recently completed a 2/3 scale version for myself. It was SOOOO fun to build !!!!!





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 12-17-2013 12:43 AM

That is a neat looking trunk!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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wyeth

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#2 posted 12-17-2013 01:11 AM

That is very fine work. Are the straps real leather or carved wood – surely real leather? I am guessing it will not actually be used for travel.

-- David Australia

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 01:34 AM

A very nice trunk.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bill

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 02:00 AM

I would like to tackle a project like that someday. Unfortunately I have a severe allergic reaction to tape measures, and an even bigger one to blueprints. You did great work on this.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#5 posted 12-17-2013 02:00 AM

Neat looking trunk, very nice.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Michael Wilson

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#6 posted 12-17-2013 02:27 AM

Did you work from someone’s plans or come up with that yourself? It’s a lovely piece. I absolutely fantasize about tackling something like this, but just don’t really understand what’s involved.

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 12-17-2013 03:45 AM

That is a beauty. You did some great craftsmanship and design in building it. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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belden

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#8 posted 12-17-2013 04:36 AM

Very cool.

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deon

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#9 posted 12-17-2013 07:56 AM

Classical trunk, well done. I have restored several of them in the past

-- Dreaming patterns

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stefang

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#10 posted 12-17-2013 10:59 AM

Very well done and true to the originals. The scary part is that I can remember when folks were actually using trunks very similar to yours.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-17-2013 05:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job and welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#12 posted 12-17-2013 08:05 PM

very nice

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#13 posted 12-17-2013 09:57 PM

Great job!

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#14 posted 12-18-2013 10:39 AM

Great work there and I bet will become a treasured family heirloom.

-- KDW

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#15 posted 12-18-2013 12:56 PM

So many details, wow great work…..

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

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