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Project by JADobson posted 04-09-2017 07:53 PM 870 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a few power tools in my shop and have wanted somewhere to keep them. I saw Andrew Hunter’s Japanese toolbox in Fine Woodworking Magazine and thought that it would be perfect. My brother in law came for a visit and he wanted one as well so we each built one. Despite being for power tools these boxes were built entirely with hand tools from three pine 8’ 1”x12”s. Thanks for looking.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany





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NotaJock

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 01:39 AM

I just made one of these today to gather and hold my chasing and repousse’ tools.
Welcome to the club.
I’ve see several of these posted since Odate’s book.
Simple and handy.
I owe him thanks.

-- Mike in SoCal

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 04:30 PM

These Japanese tool boxes are so nice and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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JADobson

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#3 posted 04-10-2017 04:43 PM

Thanks guys. They are really handy and I see a few more in my future.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#4 posted 04-10-2017 04:46 PM

That’s grrrr8. Every tool needs a home.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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midnightww

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#5 posted 04-10-2017 08:24 PM

Awesome job, love the look of the roman head nails

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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JADobson

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#6 posted 04-10-2017 09:26 PM

They are the wrought head nails from LV: http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=40387&cat=1,250,43298,41306,41324.

Seriously love these nails. Not sure I could ever go back to wire nails. They hold like nothing else. Pricey little things though.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 11:14 AM

Good job! I love the rosehead nails … and that Roubo book stand in the background is killer!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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JADobson

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#8 posted 04-13-2017 04:02 PM

Thanks Ron. I never posted that one as a project. They sure are fun to make though. The piece of walnut I used look fairly ordinary until I cut it open and the inside was spotted like a leopard. Neat stuff but you can only see it on the inside of the bottom. Oh well.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 04-13-2017 04:23 PM

You need to post it … I would love to see it. Maybe turn it on it’s side for one shot to see the spots. That’s a neat story!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#10 posted 05-03-2017 10:36 PM

How is the bottom attached?

Given that it holds all the weight, would be surprised that the design calls for nails vertically into the boards above it, but that’s what it looks like…

Thanks

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JADobson

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#11 posted 05-04-2017 12:30 PM

Hi Gargey,
The bottom is held on with screws. Makes it replaceable if something happens to it.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#12 posted 05-04-2017 12:40 PM

Interesting, thank you

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