I’m displeased with the “no mortise” hinges on the traveling tool tote (the same that were used on the medium tool chest). And not just because they still require hinge mortises (on one side, at least).
No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get the “no mortise” hinges on straight. In a fit of rage, I bought some home center middle hinges (in oil-rubbed bronze) and switched them in. Between the comically deep mortises and the unsightly holes in the underside of the lid, this will remind me forever not to give into the hype.
I am also displeased with the first set of rot strips. Too narrow and too tall. On the next iteration of the tool chest, they will be replaced with something a bit more squat and stable.
It’s tough being my own biggest critic.