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Steamer trunk

  • January 5, 2018

lawdawg16
lawdawg16
lawdawg16
lawdawg16

I am fascinated with old technology. In the last 3 yrs, i have bought 3 old steamer trunks. I am unsure why they ever went out of style, but you don’t see new ones around anymore. Being relatively new to woodworking, i wanted to see if i was smart enough to build one.

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  • Way to go! What was the most challenging part of this project?
    By RYOBI NATION, on January 8, 2018
    • The most challenging part was probably creating the curve of the lid.... and the patience and waiting required. With my background in metal, the waiting and patience required for woodworking is difficult.
      By lawdawg16, on February 9, 2018
    • We'd say it was worth the wait!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 12, 2018

  • Do you have plans you could share?
    By irishwarrior, on January 15, 2018
    • Sorry. I don’t. I did it all in my head, using an antique trunk i have as a guide.
      By lawdawg16, on February 9, 2018

  • Great job. I love the compartment on the lid. Where did you get the hardware?
    By mrpip, on January 19, 2018

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Steamer trunk

by lawdawg16
Jan 05, 2018
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I am fascinated with old technology. In the last 3 yrs, i have bought 3 old steamer trunks. I am unsure why they ever went out of style, but you don’t see new ones around anymore. Being relatively new to woodworking, i wanted to see if i was smart enough to build one.