Five Trunks

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Five Trunks

  • Mostly per Andrew Crawford’s Book of Boxes
  • Curly Maple
  • Crossbanding (straps)
  • Custom brass lid lift
  • Antiqued hinge

Please enjoy these pictures.

Crossbanding meat is Bolivian Rosewood:

Sandwiched between black and white veneer stacks:

Then ripped 1/32 thick:

The lift is brass bar stock, darkened:

Glued in position:

Drilled, chamfered and pinned:

Peened to fill chamfered hole:

Smoothed until the face is shiny again:

Thanks for any comments or suggestions.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 11-06-2020 07:39 PM

Realy beautiful, ingenious!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-06-2020 08:07 PM

very nice. Christmas presents?

-- Ron

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#3 posted 11-06-2020 08:36 PM

Very nice craftsmanship. The contrasting wood is beautiful.

-- -Todd

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#4 posted 11-06-2020 09:30 PM

Now that’s a beautiful set of boxes! The inlay is stunning!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 11-06-2020 09:31 PM

Genius with the rivets. I like the design a lot.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 11-06-2020 09:34 PM

I like everything about this. Love the banding, and the brass knob. I may use the banding on a future box build. Thanks for the post MrLaughingBrook!

-- Petey

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#7 posted 11-06-2020 11:04 PM

Beautiful trunks. Liked the project description.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 11-06-2020 11:08 PM

Beautiful work. Your wood stash is what many dream of, and you use it so well.

Brilliant metal work as well.

You didn’t say, what is their size? Titled as trunks, but compared to the tools around them appear to be more small box sized?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 11-07-2020 12:08 AM

Drop dead gorgeous!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 11-07-2020 01:14 AM

Stunning work! Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 11-07-2020 01:16 AM

Damn!! Now you’re just showing off!!!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#12 posted 11-07-2020 01:57 AM

Incredible craftsmanship and beautiful overall. Definitely adding to my favorites. Great job.

-- AJ

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#13 posted 11-07-2020 02:26 AM

freakin gorgeous what is the size of these 5 little darlings ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#14 posted 11-07-2020 05:56 AM

They are great MrL... I inheritted a swag of veneers (offcuts) but never knew where I could use them… Your posts are inspirational…

However, before thousands of other members ask… why 5?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 11-07-2020 10:42 AM

Beautiful! What finish did you use?

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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