Participant Information – Campaign Trunk with Chris Schwarz



Tool list:

  • Typical marking/measuring tools
  • Cordless drill, breast drill or heavy hand drill
  • Set of brad points
  • Drill/countersink bits for a No. 8 screw — preferably with a depth stop, such as:

“Lee Valley Countersinks”

  • A new Vixen file, typically for auto body work. I get mine at McMaster-Carr:

“McMaster-Carr Vixen file”

  • Smoothing plane
  • Block plane
  • Chisels
  • Mallet
  • Small router plane
  • Hammer (16 oz.)
  • Nail set
  • Screwdrivers for slotted screws (I recommend Grace USA drivers or gunsmith bits from
  • Shoulder plane (3/4” or wider)
Attendees should bring their own lumber, surfaced and cut slightly oversized.
If you need a kit please call or email for a price.
Cutting list:
No.      part                     sizes (inches)
………………………….T    X   W    X   L
2     Front & back     ⅝   X  14-¾  X  26
2     Ends                   ⅝   X  14-¾  X   14
1     Top                      ⅝  X  14-⅝  X  26
1     Bottom               ⅝  X  14-¾  X  25-1/4
8     Bracket feet       ⅝  X  1-⅞  X   3
4     Glue blocks        ⅝  X   ⅝  X   2
Liner                           ¼  X   2  X     80
Suggested species: Walnut, cherry, oak, mahogany.


Hardware for Campaign Trunk

Brasses to Purchase:

Lee Valley Tools

Pressed Chest Strap

“Lee Valley Chest Strap”

You need 10 of these, plus No. 3 slotted screws.


2” x 5/8” Chest Corners

“Lee Valley Chest Corners”

You need four, plus slotted screws to install them.


2-1/2″ x 1-3/8″ Narrow Extruded Butt Hinges

“Lee Valley Hinges”

You need 1 pair plus No. 6 screws to attach them.



I don’t have a good source for the hasp yet. I had mine made custom (very expensive). Will advise.

Iron chest lifts

Again, I had mine made by a blacksmith. I’ll try to get a source for the students.



No. 8 x 1” slotted brass screws

“McMaster Brass screws”

You will need two boxes of 50 (100 screws total).

Note, this is an ideal place to purchase brass slotted screws for the Lee Valley hardware above.

“McMaster Slotted Screws”


Lie-Nielsen Toolworks extends a 10% discount to our students, please contact them for more details.


A fully catered lunch is served every day and drinks and snacks are provided all day. Please let us know in advance of any special dietary needs.  It is a good idea to make your lodging reservations well in advance.  |   Kelly Mehler (859) 986-5540   |