Tack Trunk

The Download Store is Open !

By |July 25th, 2010

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It has been a long time coming, but the woodworking plans download store is finally open at the Kyserike Kraftsman!

You can now purchase (for a small fee) the plans for a selection of the original woodworking projects that I have documented here on the website. To start, the plans for the tack trunk, grooming tote, and the bandage wrap holder are available for download today!  Plans for the horseshoe pits will be available for download in the very near future.

Each high quality plan includes step by step instructions, a list of material, and detailed drawings to help you create your own woodworking piece.  Visit the downloadable woodworking plans page now to purchase your plans and […]

The Tack Trunk is Finally Complete !

By |June 28th, 2010

I have been working on this tack trunk on and off for over a year, but it’s finally finished and delivered to my daughter who has been patiently awaiting it’s arrival!

I used a red oak stain for the outside of the trunk, but kept the inside of the trunk stained a lighter color so that it would be easier to view the contents in low light levels. I also added multiple coats of a spar urethane as a top coat for protection from the elements.

It has been a long time coming but the end results are worth it. If you are interested in building your own trunk using this design I have plans available for download directly from the […]

Work Continues on the Tack Trunk

By |March 27th, 2010

It’s been quite a while since I have had a chance to devote some time to completing the tack trunk but I finally found a few spare minutes this weekend and have just about completed all the woodworking and it’s now time to start adding the finishing.

The last hurdle that I needed to solve was how to support the lid. It’s heavy, especially when you add the Bandage/Polo wrap holder. I found these shock absorber lifts for a very respectable price at Rockler and decided to give them a try.

Lift-O-Mat® Gas Spring Lid Support

Effortless opening of doors and lids! Gas springs are the ideal choice for cabinet doors and lid supports that open upward. You’ll get soft and quiet […]

Bandage/Polo Wrap Holder is Ready for Staining

By |June 15th, 2009

The Removable Bandage/Polo Wrap Holder for my daughter's tack trunk is assembled and ready for staining.

Working on the Removable Bandage Wrap Holder

By |June 3rd, 2009

An update on the removable bandage wrap holder that I am designing for my daughter's tack trunk.