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Project by JaLatham posted 469 days ago 1815 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.





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scrollsaw

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#1 posted 469 days ago

Great job thank for sharing this project

-- Todd

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Dakkar

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#2 posted 469 days ago

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.

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 468 days ago

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.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 468 days ago

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

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 465 days ago

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

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