Japanese Toolbox

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Project by siavosh posted 07-15-2014 03:57 AM 6217 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Japanese traditional toolbox was one of the first things I wanted to build when I first got into woodworking over a year ago. I didn’t feel quite ready to build something that big until this summer as I slowly acquired the necessary tools and basic skills to use them. I’ll admit I was hoping for something more polished and sleek at the end, but I’m happy to say all the mistakes were new ones ;) With that said, I’m glad my tools have a home now, and I can get ready to work on the next project on my list.

I blogged more about the build in this series.

Details: sugar pine, alaskan yellow cedar, walnut wedges; finished with blo & shellac

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 12:51 PM

Nice job. Congratulations

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 07-15-2014 12:52 PM

Nice job! Love the dovetails! Those Japanese tool boxes make great boxes for anything and everything!

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 07-15-2014 02:45 PM

Nice blog on the fine build siavosh, congrats!

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#4 posted 07-15-2014 03:37 PM

Great! I love this style. Your shavings from planing are impressive! Gotta get me one of those.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#5 posted 07-15-2014 04:00 PM

That’s a nice looking box and a beautiful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 07-15-2014 05:27 PM

Very nice, Siavosh. Nice lines and joinery.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#7 posted 07-15-2014 07:14 PM

Very kewl great design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 07-15-2014 07:45 PM

Looks great. And enjoyed the blog as well. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#9 posted 07-16-2014 04:30 AM

Thanks everyone. It was a fun build, although next time I have to mill/flatten boards this big again, I might just pay someone to do it for me.

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#10 posted 07-16-2014 03:31 PM

I like the simple lines and design. Simple but well executed, that is what makes it so nice.

-- Yves

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