Duane's Steamer Trunk #4: Duane's Steamer Trunk #4

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 04-10-2009 04:22 AM 1950 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The final installment of the Steamer Trunk series. I apply the faux walnut straps, apply the water-based finish using my HVLP turbine, and install the tansu hardware. All in all, this was a great project that really reinforces simple frame and panel construction. At the end of the video, I even have a little update on Duane’s progress on his trunks. Things are coming along nicely. Best of luck to you Duane!

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Bill Akins

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 01:38 PM

I have enjoyed all of the installments of this project and hope to make one myself one day. I know Duane will find these video’s very useful. Good luck to Duane and his family.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#2 posted 04-12-2009 01:51 AM

Very nice. I have not seen the entire series and you may have addressed this already, but why are the faux straps applied to the panels in the end, instead of just constructing eight panel parts (sides and top) with oak mullions and walnut rails. A toy box is on my honey do list, and this design may be the winner.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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#3 posted 04-12-2009 04:29 AM

Thanks guys.

Rhett, this project was made according to a Rockler plan (mostly). If you can check out the first video in the series it will explain the reasoning behind everything done on this piece.

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 04:24 AM

Thanks , great video Mark. Thinking of making a couple of these for my daughters (5 & 7) . It taught me a lot, you put a lot of infomation in the video. thanks again

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