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Project by nayo posted 01-18-2014 02:47 AM 4522 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We made this a while ago, Dad made the box and i did the hinges, handle and other little stuff.
made out of mahogany with rosewood accents. we use it take the earrings, bracelets and other little stuff to fairs and places where we sell those little things.

You can see some of the things that were inside of the briefcase when i took these photos.

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 07:48 AM

Very cool my friend.

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 12:09 PM

Very nice case. I like your hinges and handle but the just would not work for the style I make. It is good for someone else to show their design and use of wooden briefcases. I too make 2 or 3 each year. Most folks do not under stand the time required to make things like this. I have managed to get the weight down to 3lbs-10oz.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 01:06 PM

Very nice looking briefcase, with attractive hinges and handle. Just one question if I might: is there any way you could design a clasp of wood to match the hinges and handle since the brass detracts and is somewhat incongruous with the overall feel (JMHO)?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 01:29 PM

yes it is actually pretty cool walking with a mahogany briefcase!
Poospleasures: indeed, it takes a lot of work, i did not now when we started it.
HillbillyShooter: you are correct Sir. that hinge its something we did not like. i do have done wood ones, but came out bulky, the thinner i made them they will break. And i could not find a chest locks, that one was the smallest one that we could get here.

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#5 posted 01-18-2014 01:31 PM

Very cool, you have inspired me to built something like that.

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#6 posted 01-18-2014 02:02 PM

I like it much better than those high-dollar ones that are out there. Plus, it’s wood. Very nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 01-18-2014 05:13 PM

You did a real nice job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 01-19-2014 01:20 AM

Excellent job on this cool briefcase.

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

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#9 posted 01-19-2014 02:35 PM

Very cool.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#10 posted 01-22-2014 04:21 PM

Awesome wooden briefcase! Like those hinges and handle. It’s a perfect case to carry your beautiful wooden crafts that I’m sure will sell well.

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