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Project by LDO2802 posted 07-07-2017 11:38 PM 761 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Although I like compliments, I do like critiques better. Its how I learn. :)





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rodneywt1180b

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#1 posted 07-07-2017 11:42 PM

If I saw anything that could use a critique I would.
Unfortunately you did far too good of a job for me to offer any constructive advice.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA www.etsy.com/shop/ASturdyStick

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LDO2802

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#2 posted 07-07-2017 11:44 PM

Thank you. There were some corners that had some gappage and some grain matching that could have gone better. LOL


If I saw anything that could use a critique I would.
Unfortunately you did far too good of a job for me to offer any constructive advice.

- rodneywt1180b


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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 07-07-2017 11:55 PM

SORRY but I only have praise for you ….GREAT JOB :<))
WE are always our worse critic

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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rodneywt1180b

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#4 posted 07-08-2017 02:56 AM

GR8HUNTER: Very true.

Most likely you’re the only one who would even notice any flaws.
You did a very nice job on a pretty complex piece.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA www.etsy.com/shop/ASturdyStick

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bushmaster

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#5 posted 07-08-2017 04:01 AM

From the pictures I can’t think of anything to say, so I will just have to WOW

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 07-08-2017 12:26 PM

Your photos only reveal perfection from what I can see. All the joints look tight and the hardware fit is nice. The wood grain matches nicely. You leave nothing to critiques but maybe a side view would be nice to see!
Awesome work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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majuvla

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#7 posted 07-08-2017 12:36 PM

I like that ’’net’’ construction of sides and the top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-08-2017 12:53 PM

This is a great footlocker for a marine.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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leafherder

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#9 posted 07-08-2017 01:25 PM

You want a critique? Here it is: you only made one. Every single hard working man and woman in very branch of the US military deserve one of these great trunks.

Thanks for posting and thanks to the lucky recipient for serving (and prayers for their safe return.

-- Leafherder

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BurlyBob

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#10 posted 07-08-2017 02:18 PM

I agree with everyone else. It pretty hard to critique a project as excellent looking as that trunk. You did an outstanding job.

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LDO2802

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#11 posted 07-08-2017 04:54 PM

Thank you everyone.

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Tooch

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#12 posted 07-08-2017 07:18 PM

Super nice final product. Everything to do with construction and finish looks terrific!

My only critique would be to add a little more information in the post… include a side shot, a close up of the engraving; is the top steam bent wood or just angled tenons on straight pieces? What is the overall size?

Prayers for his/her safe travels and quick return.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Woodstock

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#13 posted 07-10-2017 01:13 AM

Beautifully done! The only observation (what you call a critique) that I would mention is from years of traveling to & from summer camp as a kid with a store bought steamer trunk, is to put those top brass corner pieces on the bottom too. Those bottom corners get beat up more the the top corners do. Unless it’s more furniture use than actual travel use.

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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dalepage

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#14 posted 07-10-2017 08:42 PM

Great job! I especially like how you coopered the top.

Would you share your source for the hardware, and for the plan if you purchased it? I’m considering a trunk for a granddaughter’s high school graduation instead of a hope chest.

Thanks.

-- Dale

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LDO2802

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#15 posted 07-10-2017 10:33 PM



Great job! I especially like how you coopered the top.

Would you share your source for the hardware, and for the plan if you purchased it? I m considering a trunk for a granddaughter s high school graduation instead of a hope chest.

Thanks.

- dalepage

Dale,
This is a modified project from one of the Woodsmith Custom Woodworking books (cant remember which one off the top of my head). We reduced the front paneling from 4 to three to shorten the box up and went from there. It is made out of red oak and red oak ply with with fasteners and corners from rockler(antique brass) fixtures. For the drawer, I made that myself vice the one the book called for as I didn’t like the center handle drawer they had. I also reinforced the inside panels with cedar to keep bugs out and to ensure the leather hands had more strength than just being attached to the plywood.
If I could make any changes, I might go with a different wood as the oak is really splintery and there is some wood putty in some of those cracks. For me also, the hardest part was cutting the sides for the lid on the bandsaw as it is a variation of a lap joint and was a pain to get precisely.
Hope this helps! Thanks for the feedback.
Kyle

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