Japanese Tool Box #6: The Top

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Blog entry by ruddhess posted 04-12-2015 05:35 AM 1598 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Getting the ends put on the top now.

Both end top pieces are glued and screwed on.

This piece is 3-1/2” wide.

And this piece is 3” wide.

A view inside with the end piece on top.

These dowels are definitely too soft. Next time hardwood or poplar dowels. Or maybe square nails.

Flush cut and sanded.

One end done.

OK, I’m sold. This is the best saw blade I’ve ever owned. Smoothest cut ever!

Getting ready do glue up an extra board to make the lid.

All clamped and drying. Think I’ll go to the store and look at tools for a couple of hours.

Just a picture of the toolbox as I’m working on the lid/top.

Fitting the end battens on the lid.

The lid is cupped a little bit, but the screws will pull it up a tad and glue will fill the rest.

Two screws to check fit. It fits well without any alterations. Yippee!

Just a few shots of the lid during the fit up phase.

Fitting the diagonal batten.

Ready to glue the diagonal batten on.

Still a bit of glue oozing out, but none on the bottom of the lid where it could dry and stick shut. I just couldn’t wait to fit the lid in and mess with it even though the glue was still wet.

Just some more pictures of the toolbox. I haven’t decided what to do with the funky 1-1/4” drywall screws. I did countersink the heads just in case I want to leave them. Probably should follow the theme of ‘no nails/no screws’ though.

Otherwise the box is done.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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