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Project by Andrius_Sta posted 1029 days ago 2517 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 1029 days ago

Hey!

Good to see you working again!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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jjw5858

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#2 posted 1029 days ago

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 1029 days ago

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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Mauricio

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#4 posted 1029 days ago

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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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 1029 days ago

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 1028 days ago

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 1028 days ago

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 1028 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1028 days ago

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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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 1028 days ago

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 1028 days ago

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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Tag84

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#12 posted 1025 days ago

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

-- -Thomas -

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