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    Posted 3 months ago

    greendog
    (70 items)

    This was the yellow painted MM that I posted a short time ago, I love Martin Maier trunks but I wish just once that I could find one with the MM hardware that didn't have alligator embossed tin, I swear MM had stock in alligator tin, anyway I completely removed all hardware and wood slats, made any necessary repairs to metal and wood, cleaned and painted it, the color I chose is Black Garnet. Now this was your typical 34 inch mid grade MM, with a single MM badge on the top middle slat, I wanted to do something different so I added extra MM hardware that I had from another MM trunk that I scrapped, also the trunk had no lock so I added an East Lake style lock that I had, I think it works well with the trunk, I will start on the inside soon, hope you like it.

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    Comments

    1. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you officialfuel and AntiqueToys, appreciate it.
    2. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you, yougottahavestuff and blunderbus2, appreciate it.
    3. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you fortapache and Kwqd, appreciate it.
    4. BigD338 BigD338, 3 months ago
      I think it turned out looking really cool! Love the hardware use, makes it very unique! And the restoration is top notch as always!!

      Super trunk
    5. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you Damon, appreciate it very much.
    6. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you filmnet, appreciate it.
    7. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you Vynil33rpm, WillysVA, and MALKEY, appreciate it.
    8. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you Daisy1000, snowman3, and mtg75, appreciate it.
    9. Im4anythingOld, 3 months ago
      Great job as always Brian!! I like very much the subtle tweaks you did with the hardware. I prefer the short center piece with the two long & stronger ones framing it. It now looks like a richer trunk grade. The Eastlake lock looks great as well being a little thinner and falling in line with the width of the lower slat. Leaves a very clean and streamline appearance. Overall... balance and appearance wise, you have created a much nicer trunk than the original version. Love, love, love!! All the best!! I hope you stay well!
    10. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thanks Tom, appreciate it very much.
    11. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Yeah Tom, thanks again, I did the best I could with the hardware I had, I think it looks great and I think I did Martin Maier justice with it.
    12. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you Gatekeeper, oldpeep, and shughs, appreciate it.
    13. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you sanhardin, Designer, caitblake3, and FatBoy64, appreciate it.
    14. bjb5859 bjb5859, 3 months ago
      Nice Job as usual Brian !!
      Yeah I'd be willing to bet you'll never find another one like it.
    15. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thanks Ben, appreciate it, seems like I heard that before somewhere, LOL.
    16. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you farmlady and MooreAntique, appreciate it.
    17. krimsynkittyn krimsynkittyn, 3 months ago
      Absolutely Beautiful! What color is the embossed tin? You did an amazing job. What size nails do you use to attach the slats and hardware back to the trunk? I have a trunk I'm having some difficulty putting everything back on because the nails are refusing to clench back into the wood. Part of the issue is due to the trunk being made with tongue and groove pieces. Such beautiful work.. ??
    18. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you krimsynkittyn, appreciate it vary much, as far as nails go, I use standard trunk nails 1 1/2 down to 3/4 inch, I try and use the shortest nail that will do the job, curling into the wood 1/4 to 1/2 inch, I assume your using a dolly or metal backer? I sometimes have trouble with nails also, I think the nails we buy today tend to be a little harder than the nails used in the 1880's I wish they were just a little softer so they would curl easier. The color is Black Garnet made by Rustoleum,( Metallic Accents) it is a brush on paint which works well on embossed tin, brush marks are almost non existent.
    19. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thanks again, if you have any questions feel free.
    20. Drill Drill, 3 months ago
      Stunning as usual Brian, like the darker color contrast with the lighter slats. The lock really brings the hardware together.
    21. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you Drill, appreciate it.
    22. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you AntiqueToys, appreciate it.
    23. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Thank you chrissylovescats, appreciate it.
    24. trunkman trunkman, 2 months ago
      Another fine piece of restoration!!
    25. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thank's Elliott, appreciate it.
    26. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thank you Watchsearcher, appreciate it.
    27. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thank you again MALKEY, appreciate it.
    28. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thank you Lady_Picker, appreciate it very much.

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