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Project by PaulDB posted 02-14-2016 08:37 PM 870 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The time had come last year for a better way to store some of my hand tools and I decided it was time to build a toolbox. After viewing so many different options, I decided to make a Japanese style box using a slide lock top in the fashion of Japanese woodworker Toshio Odate. I found an article that described the basic dimensions and process of building this toolbox with nails. I changed the dimensions based on the lumber I had available to me and glued and nailed all joints. I sanded the toolbox down and finished it with a Briwax Dark Oak paste wax to give the wood some color.

-- Paul, "Measure once, cut twic"





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Jacob

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#1 posted 02-15-2016 01:31 AM

Nice! I keep meaning to one too.

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Ted Ewen

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#2 posted 02-15-2016 06:34 AM


I found an article that described the basic dimensions and process of building this toolbox with nails.

Got a link / reference?
Lovely box.

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.

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PaulDB

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#3 posted 02-15-2016 02:13 PM

Thanks guys. Ted, I read an article in American Woodworker Oct 1995 page 58 written by Toshio Odate. It can be found on google books
I also read some blog entries by Woodcraft and by Giant Cypress which were helpful to see pictures of the build process

-- Paul, "Measure once, cut twic"

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Ted Ewen

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#4 posted 02-15-2016 02:28 PM

Brilliant! Thanks , Paul.

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.

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