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Project by Andrius_Sta posted 10-27-2011 11:11 PM 2575 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Japanese style toolbox. Made of eastern white pine. Really a simple design with hand cut mortise and tenon joints as well as some screwd butt joints.

I had to adapt my apartament floor to be my workbench, since I don’t have a workshop where I live at the moment.

I really love the step up from storing my hand tools in a carton box :)

The box is finished with danish oil. Very simple to apply and builds up nicelly. I plan to put same wax paste on top and polish it as soon as I get some bee’s wax.

My current workshop:

A short time-lapse of the finishing process:

http://vimeo.com/31220725

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands http://www.andriussta.com





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 03:26 AM

Hey!

Good to see you working again!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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jjw5858

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 04:43 AM

Nice job on this….you did just fine with what you had….thanks for the post!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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mafe

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 02:14 PM

Really nice tool box, and yes it is full of the efford you put into it, and have the lightness I love in the Japanese toolboxes.
I love it.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 05:19 PM

Wow, you can really get a lot of tools in that box. Really nice.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 05:27 PM

I didn’t appreciate the scale of the box until I looked at the time lapse pics.
It is almost a chest!
Great job

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Andrius_Sta

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#6 posted 10-28-2011 09:32 PM

Thanks guys. I really need to fing a proper workshop though…

Yes, the box is pretty big. All my handtools only fill less than half of the space. I wonder if I could carry it around myself if it was full.

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands http://www.andriussta.com

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 12:37 AM

modify it with an attatchable cart? then you can roll it?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Andrius_Sta

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 09:35 AM

Yeah that’s an idea. But I still have a lot of tools to collect to make it filled.

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands http://www.andriussta.com

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#9 posted 10-29-2011 01:00 PM

Andrius, it’s a real nice box. Looks like it will hold a lot of tools.

-- 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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#10 posted 10-29-2011 03:21 PM

Andrrius,

Sometimes being where we are determines what we are. For many years Norm Abrams, of New Yankee workshop was my video mentor. Loved to watch him make a project. I’m sure he was the reason why Delta and Porter Cable sold so many power tools. Growing up I would go into my dad’s locked tool room and take his tools to build wooden boats. Even a basic workbench, for the floor. He found me with his tools one day. Got mad, but gave me my own hand tools and cleaned out an area that had a big work bench.

I have a book that translated a Japanese carpenter’s training. “it says “find a place under a tree, and set up your tools.”

Doesn’t matter? Just great to see you making projects.

Power tools and dedicated shops are nice, but it’s the wood that is important.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Andrius_Sta

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#11 posted 10-29-2011 04:26 PM

True. That’s why I’m doing it. Thanks for the comments, again.

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands http://www.andriussta.com

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#12 posted 11-01-2011 01:23 PM

wow! how did you make that there? great :))

-- -Thomas -

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