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Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 20:57
by yoeri
a plan of the dimensions of the cabinet stationery of the Chest MD 4 would interest me too

Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 02:19
by TenthA86
I have a drawing in metrics - email me at TenthA86 for a copy

Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 09:14
by yoeri
@TenthA86 just saw the post :) will send you a mail later today

Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 17:54
by TenthA86
let's see if this works...

Follow this link to get to a MediaFire file sharing site:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/dq0orc ... ical_Items

Look for the files marked MEDICAL CHEST MD#2 - there should be several files to download, including a cutting guide, dimensions, markings, etc

The rest of these files are free to use - some are good, some not so great

Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 13:54
by yoeri
found it and it worked fine :) tnx

Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 15:02
by TenthA86
Great! Anyone else using these please sound off. Let me know if these are helpful or not...

Re: desk

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 03:52
by WS-G
Ben wrote:Hi guys,
At a militaria fair in Belgium last weekend, I was lucky enough to find a complete one of these, with the folding typewriter desk and all chairs. I thought I'd post some photographs for your reference, and of course should anyone need more information or pictures, let me know!

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Cheers guys,
Ben


First, my much-belated apologies in replying; I'm a freshly registered new member as I write this!

Many thanks for posting the excellent photos. I've done a lot of my own cabinetmaking and carpentry over the years, and if the appropriate key dimensions (basically, how wide, how long, how high, how deep and how thick?) could be posted, I and any other readers could readily fabricate replicas or at least offer some useful recommendation on how best to repair an original or make your own replacement for a missing or irreparable component.

Ethically, a reproduction would need to be clearly marked as such -- or at least not represented as if it were an original! For those with an interest in re-enacting, one may find that a replica would be more suitable for in-field representations vs. the use of an original, as long as the general appearance remains period-correct; many re-enactors groups are quite particular on this point. Still, given the sheer volume of examples produced during the war by a broad variety of contractors, a number of variations can be found even amongst the originals.

Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 23:16
by docburges
august 2018 I bought my MD4 stored inside a early chest with the leather handles...
it was at the Ursel Wings and wheels show from a friend.
just missing one of the 3 inserts in the bottom...
Am trying to get it all together as good as possible...
I wonder how many are in hands of people on this site :)

Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 06:15
by WS-G
docburges wrote:august 2018 I bought my MD4 stored inside a early chest with the leather handles...
it was at the Ursel Wings and wheels show from a friend.
just missing one of the 3 inserts in the bottom...
Am trying to get it all together as good as possible...
I wonder how many are in hands of people on this site :)

Quite an acquisition! :D

If your leather handles are showing any sign of deterioration or damage, I'd like to suggest that you make the most careful measurements you can of the length, width, thickness and notes of the construction details as soon as you conveniently can. Leather handles on any of these are generally associated with early wartime -- or even pre-war -- manufacture. If you have good dimensions recorded, then getting replacement handles fabricated is just a matter of obtaining the proper thickness of leather (undyed cowhide tends to have been the standard), trimming it to the correct dimensions, and putting it into place.

If you have the dimensions of the space for the missing insert, it should be possible to fabricate a new one from the appropriate materials, then finish to match the original.