Japanese tool trayfor the new toolbox To complete the setup for working with Japanese tools I wanted a little tool tray that I could use to hold and carry tools while working, especially to keep the chisels off the ground. I decided it should be made so it could be stored and transported in the toolbox when not in use, that it should be made with the same joinery as the drawer and again no hardware.For the beauty and the joy of the eye I wanted a handle made of a branch like I have on m...
The new tool box at work. It’s not a pretty thing, but the design has a long gestation. Chris Schwarz has been promoting his conversion to hand tools for years now – and he finally documents the slow spiral in “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest”. He’s got a book, I guess I have a blog. Either way, I decided on a 24″ by 18″ by 18″ dovetailed box. The moldings and bottoms were nailed and glued on, while the top has a split piano hinge as it’s method of movement. Most of the dovetails are ...
Tool tote travela learning travel in tools and techniques. Yes some of you will say: ‘come on Mad(s), we heard about this, and you will never get done with those dovetails’.And I have to admit: ‘I have been a chicken when it comes to dovetails’. The project:The project is a tool tote or tool box (many opinions on the name), a mix of some wonderful pine wood boards from an old closet, and a branch from the forest! Here the design I did, a simple but ‘hopefully’ long, slim and elegant too...
Paris toolbox (a Lumber Jerk in Paris)A simple tool box from recycle plywood Ok I admit I’m lucky! I found this old piece of plywood in the street.[Ohhh, yea, and also lucky to have had a patient French fiancé] And here we go home to the apartment (Martyn it’s your favorite hat…). First I cut the board in two, and mounted a pice of wood under to be able to fasten it to the new workbench.(Those of you who read my Wolfcraft 200 review, can scroll down a little). Then I painte...
After several weeks of working on hanging doors, trim work and building a bathroom vanity I finally got a chance to finish up my workbench. One of the features that really attracted me to this workbench design in the first place was the reversible tool trays. I really don’t like the idea of having a big trough running down the middle of my bench, but being able to flip the trays over and have flat surface was very appealing. I decided to dovetail the trays rather than use the rabbet joi...
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