|Project by mafe||posted 06-11-2012 09:54 AM||12346 views||20 times favorited||27 comments|
This post comes from my Japanese toolbox blog.
The toolbox is made from reclaimed wood from a trashed pine ceeling.
In the blog i make a tour in Japanese tool boxes and my conclusion was:
Low price light weight wood: pine.
Thin planed boards for low weight.
Size that I can easy carry.
Proportions slim for elegancy.
A drawer for small things, and for giving myself a challenge of traditional Japanese drawer making.
Finally I choose to buy a bag of bamboo nails, this to try the traditional way, for beauty and again for giving myself a challenge – this I know is not traditional at all.
And for the dimensions 72cm long x 25cm wide x 20cm high, I think this gave some elegant proportions, but do as you want or as your wood commands you.
The boards are planed down to 0,8cm / 0,3inches thick this gives a light box to carry (it is more than enough).
It all started by me reading Toshio Odate’s book ‘Japanese woodworking tools their tradition spirit and use’, and now since I have moved to a new location where I at least for a while will have no workshop, the story will continue since I plan on using Japanese tools and methods in the meantime.
1. The workspace where the tool box works as a tool holder also.
2. The wood.
3. Using the kanna (Japanese plane).
4. Making a wood drawer lock.
5. Wood nails.
6. And more to come from the blog.
I hope this could be to some inspiration, perhaps some Japanese tool boxes.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.