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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 01-24-2013 12:35 AM 2095 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I could finally finish my project which is supposedly a japanese toolbox.
I really liked the simple locking system and wanted to experience as was done.
Building on previous practice with laminated cutting board, I decided to use a similar system to attach the wood and make the sides.
Pine woods is a pallet that disarmament and the other is carob. Only glued together and press. Finally for assembly using glue and screws, many screws.
It’s an experiment to see how much resists, as I played and incidentally more space for tools.
As the tables were very uneven among themselves, once glued use a sander to make him a more or less uniform.
It really has very little detail and hopefully last me a while at least. But served to learn the technique.
Thanks for the inspiration to Mafe.
The finished ist with lacquer.
Meaures is (in metric): 50cm x 25cm x 19cm
Until next time. Any suggestions or criticism is welcome.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 12:44 AM

Very nicely done and looks like it will wear well and last forever!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 12:52 AM

Looks like a good job to me. Your skills are visibly improving.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 01:16 AM

Like you said, interesting method of closing that I had not seen used this way before. Nice example.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 03:09 AM

Unique tool box.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 04:10 AM

Good job ! Nice to see pallet wood live again. I also learned something here as I had no idea that the Japanese made tool boxes like this.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 02:38 PM

Good work and resourceful use of materials.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 03:02 PM

It looks nice and is a safe place to store your tools.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 01-24-2013 03:07 PM

very nice toolbox. the dark accent really adds a lot of character – cool.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 01-24-2013 06:29 PM

Thank you guys.
I really believe that my skills are improving and I am very happy.
I must say that I owe a lot to you and other members of LJ with different projects and explanation of the techniques I learn every day allow much more. My intention is in practicing them slowly and I have a long list of favorites that I feel so much carpentry on.
I think my next step would be to go into the system and see that both unions seem so difficult to achieve that perfection I see in their work.
I really like a lot of breathing new life into woods that are discarded and each time I look at the contrast of the grain and color.
Well, wait until next time and thanks for the support.
Greetings to you all from Argentina.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#10 posted 02-21-2013 02:36 PM

Hi Gerado,
I almost missed this one.
Sorry, life is too busy these days.
What a lovely toolbox you have made!
Nice with the mix of wood.
Yes it takes quite a few nails / screws to make these boxes – ;-)
Lovely work.
Best thoughts,

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

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#11 posted 02-27-2014 05:34 PM

Lik the character of recycled wood.

Gluing up panels for mine. Hopefully finish soon…

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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