My first attempt at making a Japanese style toolbox. Only thing’s I did different was to use handcut dowels using my Veritas dowel jig. And I omitted the diagonal support bar that runs between the handles. Couldn’t see a reason for it…and I didn’t like the way it looked.
Used dimensional lumber, but used a dozuki pull saw for all the cut’s. Used and old school blockplane that I purchased of eBay for 5 bucks, and spent a few days restoring it.
3 coats of varathane…when it wasn’t raining. Three things I learned..
1. Never trust the edge on dimentional lumber,
2. Always have the right drill bit, this will prevent blowouts,
3. Never glue then try to drill the same piece until it’s dry. Pilot holes first then glue…duh…i’m such an idiot some times..lol