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Japanese Carpenter's Tool Box

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Project by JohnnyB posted 94 days ago 1152 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished (and sent off) this Japanese Carpenter’s Tool Box for my daughter’s birthday. It is adapted and scaled down from the one posted by Christopher Schwarz on the Lost Art Press Blog http://blog.lostartpress.com/2013/03/24/japanese-tool-chest-measured-drawings/ It is made from bald cypress finished with wax, and I installed cast iron handles made in China. The joinery is glued and pinned with bamboo “nails” that I cut from bamboo skewers. I doubt that my daughter will keep tools in it, but I am sure she will find some use for it. (And in case you are concerned that a young woman might not be delighted to receive a tool box for her birthday, I enclosed another gift inside!)

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.





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wb8nbs

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#1 posted 94 days ago

Nice. Can you share where you got the handle?

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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JohnnyB

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#2 posted 94 days ago

I got the handles from Lee Valley several years ago. Don’t know if they are still available.

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 88 days ago

Cool tool box! Great design and joints. I’m sure she’ll use it. Well done!

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