Replica WWII Army Foot Locker

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Project by MSgtAnna posted 02-02-2016 01:25 PM 17643 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have built two of these foot lockers for my Father and Father-In-Law to store there military related items. Both served the United States in the Navy and Air Force. I have plans to build one for myself as a retirement shadow box.

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#1 posted 02-02-2016 01:31 PM

Nice replica- very authentic! Nice colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-02-2016 06:35 PM

I do remember having one of those. In basic training your clothing had to be properly folded and displayed in an exact manner in them. Failure to do so resulted in disciplinary action….usually something like 20 push ups or KP.

You don’t quite have the green color correct and I don’t remember them having a piano hinge. In later years I used similar boxes for my camping and hunting gear. It made it very easy to keep the equipment packed ready to go and easy to load into the truck.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 02-02-2016 09:51 PM

WW II Era? Pretty sure I used one of those up until 2011-ish when they got replaced with Rubbermaid plastic versions. Anyway, yours looks to be built MUCH better than the originals. Nice Work.

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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#4 posted 02-03-2016 02:28 AM

Have mine still, does not look as good but still functional and in one piece. Nice work, takes me back..

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 02-02-2019 11:56 PM

Very nice! When my mother-in-law passed away, we discovered a footlocker with her husband’s WWII stuff. Included was the Thanksgiving dinner menu for one year, a newspaper from the day after Hiroshima, socks, shirts, and a color photo ID from Los Alamos. And a couple pair of shoes.
Your footlockers will be appreciated for generations.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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