Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Japanese Carpenter Toolboxes
These are some of the few things I have made out of my lumber. This was some of the wood I milled during the fall. I think this was actually the tree I got subcutaneous anthrax from(I am a statistic now).A lesson was learned there, don't log in short sleeves. Brier cuts and dirt sum up to nasty infections. I made these when it was too soggy to log and mill. These are nothing fancy, just something to get a little better organized. The big toolbox is for hand saws(nokogiri) and is based of Toshio Odate's drawings from his book and measures 36"Lx7.5"Hx10.25W outside dimensions. The chisel(nomi) box has dividers glued in it, it measures 24"Lx1.5"Hx10.25"w. They are fastened together with nails. Both are made from Eastern Red Juniper and finished with linseed oil. I plan to make another toolbox just for my planes (kanna).