|Project by JohnnyB||posted 01-14-2014 10:38 PM||3144 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
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.