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Forum topic by Gatorjim posted 06-11-2012 12:25 AM 5885 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2012 12:25 AM

I have been searching for plans for a foot locker or steamer chest with a flat top. Found one I like on It’s a pay site the cost isn’t to bad I’m just wondering if its worth it. My wife signed me up on a site Ted’s I think it was that wasn’t worth anything IMHO. Any one have any experiece with this site?

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#1 posted 06-22-2012 05:02 PM

If you know what you want the trunk to look like, why don’t you design it yourself? I seldom use plans, mostly because I can’t find any that have the features or components that I want. I start with a rough idea about how I want it to look and start building. As the piece comes together it opens more ideas for design changes and embellishments that add even more character to the piece than I had originally planned. This method produces truly custom and unique pieces rather than a carbon copy of someone else’s work. It is a little intimidating at first, to design on the fly, but you will be rewarded with a piece that is your own. P.S. Ted’s woodworking plans are a scam. They are compiled of free plans available on the internet and even some unlicensed copies of copywritten plans.

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