Japanese toolbox – update
Just a little update for the toolbox part.
A few people asked how the lid worked, so here pictures, and others asked where Shave has gone to these days, and this will be answered also, along with a few other details.
Here you see the box with the lid open, and the hangers in action.
I cut the video clip so it could not be seen sorry.
I had a mushroom I have turned on the late some time back and this became a wonderful organic hanger.
Just a strong leather sting to hang the board.
The bucket I made with Mike has become a beautiful match and are used for storage.
Lid closed, note the gap on the right side.
The lid is simply pushed this way and then opens.
And all the tools are ready to use.
My man Shave, he is fine.
He moved into a bookcase until I find a new workshop.
As you can see he ‘hang’ out here.
Those of you who saw the video saw my Japanese Kimono, it is a vintage Kimono I bought from Japan, 70 years old silk, a treasure and a pleasure to wear.
Here the letter I got from the seller, along with a little origami crane.
This touched my heart.
And here it is put in my sketch book.
Some of you know I folded more than 1000 cranes, the first 1000 for good luck before my big operation, so he could not have chosen someone better to send this.
The end of the tool box update blog.
Hope this blog can bring some inspiration to others that play with Japanese tools and work methods.
I want to send a special warm thought to Toshio Odate, thank you for inspire ring me with your book, but most of all my sister who offered me my Japanese chisels and a Kanna that was the reason why this interest started.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.