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Massive Copper Coal Miners Style Lunchbox

 
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Narco Martenot
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Massive Copper Coal Miners Style Lunchbox Reply with quote

I have made a very large (15"x6.5"x9") coal miners style lunchbox made of mostly copper, with nickel hardware and a leather handle. All of it is held together with a mixture of copper blind rivets, and some hand worked copper rivets as well.

This massive box could be used as a lunchbox for a Herman Munster-sized meal, as a toolbox, or for anything else you can cram into it.

I will probably use it for various things, but mostly as a toolbox. I might make more for myself, and I will probably have these as made-to-order items on Etsy.

This was originally supposed to have a cleaner look. What happened was, I accidentally ordered soft copper -- five feet of it! I did not realise it until I had began cutting. It turns out it is nearly impossible to not dent a piece of soft copper while working with it, which is why it looks 200 years of age minus a patina. It should look great when it ages. I'm going to let it happen naturally.

However, even with the soft copper, this lunchbox is still very strong. I tested the durability of it by putting a 15 pound anvil in it, and shook it. No damage whatsoever other than a few extra dents. I will probably not use soft copper in the future unless I was going for this specific look again.























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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol...i like the pics with the lunch inside.

well done. what a neat idea!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donate it to a wimpy, akward kid so the next motherfucker can get his metal.

POW-POW-POW!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it would be cool to do some sculptures. like the statue of liberty. except, ya know, smaller.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is so cool!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very very awesome.

Seems like standard issue for break time after working for Mr.Slate.
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