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Japanese tool tray
for the toolbox.


My sketch for the japanese inspired tool tray.

This post comes from my Japanese tool tote blog.

To complete the setup for working with Japanese tools I wanted a little tool tray that I could use to hold and carry tools while working, especially to keep the chisels off the ground.

I decided it should be made so it could be stored and transported in the toolbox when not in use, that it should be made with the same joinery as the drawer and again no hardware.
For the beauty and the joy of the eye I wanted a handle made of a branch like I have on my tool tote , so first step was a walk in the forest.


Pictures:
1. Tool tray full of tools and ready for working wood.
2. Finger joints.
3. Japanese saw.
4. Making grooves with a Record 43.
5. Handle details.
6. Tray in the toolbox.

I hope this could be to some inspiration, perhaps some Japanese tool boxes.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





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Bricofleur

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 09:44 PM

Hey Mads, you can’t stop, can you? Once again, good ideas here and great work. I always enjoy follow your projects.

All the best my friend,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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patron

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#2 posted 06-30-2012 09:46 PM

as always
new and inspiring

well done mads

with all these additions
when will you put wheels
on the box itself

got to be getting heavier
with each addition
and more tools

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 06-30-2012 09:54 PM

Heavy wheels? Good advice, David!

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 06-30-2012 10:00 PM

Great Mads

Like the incense :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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madts

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#5 posted 06-30-2012 10:56 PM

Cool as hell. Well done Mads

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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lew

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 01:06 AM

Sweet!
Love the way you pinned the branch to the box uprights.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jjw5858

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 01:59 AM

Looks terrific Mads, very creative!

All the best!

Joe

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

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Schwieb

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#8 posted 07-01-2012 10:40 AM

Nice Mads, you just don’t quit do you?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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mafe

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#9 posted 07-01-2012 10:41 AM

Hi guys, thank you for the comments, I love the idea of wheels, ‘even it have to be Japanese wheels’... laugh. The weight of the tray is 300g / 0,66 pounds so do not worry.
Best thoughts on a wonderful Sunday here,
Mads

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

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stefang

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#10 posted 07-01-2012 12:51 PM

Another nice project. I have some Japanese hand tools and I will try Japanese techniques as soon as I’ve learned the Western ones. That could take quite a while….........

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 07-01-2012 01:37 PM

You do outstanding work!!!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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nobuckle

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#12 posted 07-01-2012 03:53 PM

Using a branch for a handle really adds a great organic touch.

Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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308Gap

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#13 posted 07-01-2012 04:44 PM

Nice job. In pic #4 what tool is that….do tell?

-- Thank You Veterans!

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Sodabowski

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#14 posted 07-01-2012 05:07 PM

@ 308Gap: that’s a plough plane, used to cut rabbets (not rabbits!)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Brit

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#15 posted 07-01-2012 07:04 PM

Now be honest Mads. You drew it after you made it didn’t you? :o) Either way, it’s a great sketch.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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