Japanese Toolbox Build #5: Finally

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Blog entry by siavosh posted 07-15-2014 03:46 AM 5797 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So after what feels like more than a month of travel and flu, I got a chance to finish the toolbox this past weekend. After a fair bit frustration (and fun), I built a toolbox that stays true to its name. I was hoping I’d end up with a high class sleek version of the classic sliding lid Japanese toolbox, but after a prolong and humbling experience, I’m happy it can just carry my tools. At some point, I’d like to add in a tray for the smaller items, but I think it can wait. Some action shots below from the last weekend sprint.

(Make sure you tell your spouse how much you love them before undertaking the final smoothing in the kitchen)

With a home for all my tools (and room for more!), I’m off to the next item on my list! Thanks for following along.

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 05:08 AM

Beautiful. Well done.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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Skip Mathews

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#2 posted 07-15-2014 06:13 AM

I’ve never seen anything like that… I really like it!
The joinery is exceptional!

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 04:32 AM

Thanks folks. Skip, I hope the joinery holds!

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#4 posted 08-23-2017 11:05 AM

Nice looking toolbox, I have been using Japanese tools for the past 9 months, your design is elegent and well executed, the dovetailed handles and through tenons look great, heck of a way to challenge yourself

-- Tony from Cairns

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