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Project by bonobo posted 05-17-2015 05:21 AM 1949 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stuck closely to Toshio Odate’s article in American Woodworker:

https://books.google.ca/books?id=vPYDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA1&source=gbs_toc&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false

Attached the battens with screws from the underside, otherwise square nails everywhere else and glue for the handle pieces. My local (Toronto) HD has pine shelving 1×10s for about $1.10 per foot, which made this not too expensive to build.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain





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mafe

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#1 posted 05-17-2015 01:24 PM

Looks lovely, a worthy place to store some wonderful tools.
Beautiful wood.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 01:34 PM

I love these Japanese boxes. The have a simple but elegant character about them. When you put nice tools in them they become somewhat of a beautiful sanctuary inside of the right minds.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#3 posted 05-17-2015 03:08 PM

Thanks Charles and Thank you Mads for putting together that great blog series on your tool chest build. I might try to put a drawer in the next one.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#4 posted 05-17-2015 05:41 PM

I built one these a few years ago and it serves me well when I have to work away from the shop. You did a nice job on yours and I’m sure you will enjoy it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 05-17-2015 11:47 PM

lovely tool box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 05-18-2015 03:04 AM

Clean and crisp! Nice work. Is there a finish? I overdid the finish on mine (BLO & Shellac), the oil blotched a bit, and I regretted not leaving it unfinished or maybe just waxed.

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#7 posted 05-18-2015 02:36 PM

I usually like shellac but this was made from some cheaper shelving board on sale at my local HD, so the grain isn’t something I want to accentuate. I was thinking of leaving it unfinished but white pine seems to pick up smudges and lint so easily. I’ll just give it a coat of paste wax and call it done.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#8 posted 05-18-2015 06:10 PM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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