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It's a trunk, I guess it could store knives!

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:29 pm
by Rossr
Been quiet in the leather section. I havent had much knife sheath work recently but I did have a steamer trunk come through my shop. Friend needed new leather handles made. So I did that and then got carried away cleaning it up and adding a leather moose and pine cone on the inside which is what he planned to add somehow. Made a tray and relined the inside too. Just wanted to get a new leather post going . Anyone else doing any leather? I say this counts as knife related as you can store knives in the trunk...yea that's it!

Re: It's a trunk, I guess it could store knives!

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:30 pm
by Rossr
Inside before pic

Re: It's a trunk, I guess it could store knives!

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:37 pm
by doglegg
Rossr, that makes it a joy and pleasant surprise every time it's opened. Lovely work. ::nod::

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:45 pm
by dlr110
Very nice, my wife has an old steamer or carriage trunk like that. Hers is no where near the great condition as yours. Great job. :D

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:02 pm
by cody6268
Great redo! We have an old one that's been in the family practically forever, and the handles are missing. The thing empty weighs close to a hundred pounds. I have some offbrand from a department store that's stored lots of stuff over the years, and it's crap. Made out of particle wood with plastic "leather" covering, and everything that is metal or leather on the antique (aside from lock and latches) is plastic on this one. The side trim broke off quickly.

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:17 pm
by tongueriver
Very nice work! And I think that trunk would be about right for one of the smaller knife collections.

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:27 pm
by Steve Warden
D) All of the above

Pine cones and moose - takes me to Maine! Great job!

Re: It's a trunk, I guess it could store knives!

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:38 pm
by Quick Steel
You certainly do very fine work Rossr. Congratulations.

Re: It's a trunk, I guess it could store knives!

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:25 pm
by Doc B
Beautiful work Rossr!!! I love old trunks...and you really added to that one's looks!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

Re: It's a trunk, I guess it could store knives!

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:29 pm
by glennbad
Wonderful work! Don't give me anything else large to collect, I don't have enough room as it is!

Re: It's a trunk, I guess it could store knives!

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:11 am
by Rossr
doglegg wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Rossr, that makes it a joy and pleasant surprise every time it's opened. Lovely work. ::nod::
Thanks!
dlr110 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:45 pm
Very nice, my wife has an old steamer or carriage trunk like that. Hers is no where near the great condition as yours. Great job. :D
Kind words thank you
cody6268 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Great redo! We have an old one that's been in the family practically forever, and the handles are missing. The thing empty weighs close to a hundred pounds. I have some offbrand from a department store that's stored lots of stuff over the years, and it's crap. Made out of particle wood with plastic "leather" covering, and everything that is metal or leather on the antique (aside from lock and latches) is plastic on this one. The side trim broke off quickly.
yes the new stuff just isnt the same. Thanks for the compliment.
tongueriver wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Very nice work! And I think that trunk would be about right for one of the smaller knife collections.
got to start somewhere !
Steve Warden wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:27 pm
D) All of the above

Pine cones and moose - takes me to Maine! Great job!
Thanks. Funny you mention Maine. That is exactly where this trunk will be headed. My friend was redoing it for his Mother who lives in Maine!
Quick Steel wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:38 pm
You certainly do very fine work Rossr. Congratulations.
I try Quick. If nothing else it's fun. Thank you.
Doc B wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Beautiful work Rossr!!! I love old trunks...and you really added to that one's looks!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks Doc. Old.trunks are neat for sure. If they could only talk.....

glennbad wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:29 pm
Wonderful work! Don't give me anything else large to collect, I don't have enough room as it is!
lol I feel your pain,


Appreciate all the kind thoughts folks

Ross

Re: It's a trunk, I guess it could store knives!

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:24 am
by rustyoldknife
That's a 1st class restore, the trunks owner has great display piece! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::