LumberJocks

Traveling Tool Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by JaLatham posted 03-30-2013 10:59 PM 1849 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a traveling tool chest today. Ever since I saw Mafe’s Japanese tool chest, I wanted to make one. Then earlier in the week I saw CS’s post about the Japanese Tool chest he saw down under and I Had to make one. What I didn’t realize is how much you can really fit in this small space. As you can see, in this chest I can fit:

Planes; Jointer, Jack, Smoother, Rabbet, and Plow,
Saws; Crosscut, Rip, Carcase, Coping, (could also fit my dovetail and tenon saws just didn’t)
Chisels; 6 bench chisels, mortiser
Drills; Brace, egg beater, auger bit set, brad points
Mallet, Hammer, 2 marking guages, square, marking knife, dividers, and sharpening stones

All set. All in a 11”x11”x36” package. Nice.





5 comments so far

View scrollsaw's profile

scrollsaw

13026 posts in 2508 days


#1 posted 03-31-2013 12:55 AM

Great job thank for sharing this project

-- Todd

View Dakkar's profile

Dakkar

297 posts in 581 days


#2 posted 03-31-2013 01:33 AM

That should do the job. The design is kind of a deeper version of some long ammo boxes I store some of my tools in. I picked them up at the military surplus store years ago and they have rope handles on the ends.

View Tim Dahn's profile

Tim Dahn

1467 posts in 2219 days


#3 posted 03-31-2013 10:16 AM

Japanese tools chests have an old world appeal to them, simple, functional and this is a fine example. It will serve you well for a long time.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15792 posts in 1520 days


#4 posted 03-31-2013 02:20 PM

Nice work. It will be very handy.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11236 posts in 829 days


#5 posted 04-03-2013 02:17 PM

Looks great and sturdy enough to hold your beautiful tools. A simple but functional project.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase