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planing_an_angled_edge.JPG246 viewsSgt42RHR
Round_trunk.JPGRound trunk295 viewsThis is an 18th century campaign style round trunk. The body is basswood and is constructed around a 12 inch diameter circle, it is 30 inches long, and weighs 21 pounds. The outside is covered in 1-2 ounce black leather, the skirting is 3-4 ounce, and the straps and keepers are 6-8 ounce. The straps and keepers are dyed oxblood.Sgt42RHR
Round_trunk_open.JPGRound trunk open268 viewsThe inside of the trunk is lined with 100 percent linen, a suit weight navy in this case.Sgt42RHR
Round_trunk_label.JPGJohnston & Davidson Trukmakers label222 viewsPhotoshopped from an 18th century original.Sgt42RHR
round_trunk_buckle_and_keeper_detail.JPGBuckle and keeper detail on round trunk192 viewsSgt42RHR
Round_trunk_and_flat_top_trunk.JPG257 viewsI just finished the round trunk. I made it to coordinate with the flat-top trunk I made last year. Sgt42RHR
Linen_lining_installed_and_trimmed-ready_for_the_leather.JPGExterior lining trimmed and ready for leather204 viewsNext step is to adhere the 2-3 ounce black leather to the trunk body--thereby hiding the really nice joinery that went into making this trunk!Sgt42RHR
Interior-linen_lining_installed,_trimmed,_rubbed_out.JPGInterior lining complete193 views100% suit weight navy blue linen installed, trimmed, and rubbed out.Sgt42RHR
Hinges_nailed_and_clinched_interior.JPGHinges nailed and clinched interior242 viewsI used pliers to bend the tips, then I put the 4 pound sledge against the nail heads on the outside and drove the point down into the wood and flattened the nail flush with the surface. Nailing and clinching is soooo much stronger than attaching with screws.Sgt42RHR
Butterfly_hinges_nailed_on_exterior.JPGButterfly hinges nailed on exterior220 viewsI bent the wings of the butterfly hinges to conform to the 6 inch radius of the trunk body. Marked and drilled 3/32 inch pilot holes for the rosehead nails using a recently restored Millers Falls No. 5 drill. I used the 4 pound sledge hammer as an anvil on the outside to clinch the nails on the inside.Sgt42RHR
Cutting_a_lock_mortise_on_a_round_trunk_body.JPGCutting the lock box mortise220 viewsI used a Stanley No. 71 router plane to excavate the lock box mortise. The round trunk body is 9/16th inch thick, the lock box mortise is 7/16th inch deep. The lock plate is curved to fit the 6 inch radius of the round trunk body.Sgt42RHR
7-16th_inch_deep_lock_box_mortise__in_9-16th_thick_curved_stock.JPGLock mortise cut into curved trunk body194 viewsI had to cut a 7/16ths inch deep lock box mortise in the curved 9/16th inch thick front side.Sgt42RHR
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