A Toolbox: Scrap Bin Challenge 2014 (Cued from a Traditional Japanese

A Toolbox: Scrap Bin Challenge 2014 (Cued from a Traditional Japanese Woodworking Toolbox)

I make a toolbox from scrap pine, oak, and beech. This is part of the Scrap Bin Challenge 2014. See below for the 24 participants. I hope you get some ideas and decide to make something from your scrap bin.

John Z Zhu
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Scrap Bin Challenge Participants:

April Wilkerson - https://www.youtube.com/user/AprilWil...
Steve Carmichael - https://www.youtube.com/user/carmicha...
Peter Brown - https://www.youtube.com/user/kludge1977
John Heisz - https://www.youtube.com/user/jpheisz
Fr. Thomas Bailey - https://www.youtube.com/user/monk1998
Dominic Bender - https://www.youtube.com/user/Dominics...
Manhattan Wood Project - https://www.youtube.com/user/Manhatta...
Arzensek Andrea - https://www.youtube.com/user/Arzensek...
Steve French - https://www.youtube.com/user/blockyimage
Jason Rausch - https://www.youtube.com/user/rauschww
AdventuresInDIY - http://www.youtube.com/user/Adventure...
Fabian's Tiny Workshop - http://www.youtube.com/user/swingguit...
Nick Ferry - https://www.youtube.com/ferrynick
Richard Morley - https://www.youtube.com/user/Trende1978
Patrick's Work Shop - https://www.youtube.com/user/Patricks...
Darbin Orvar - http://www.youtube.com/user/darbinorvar
Rock-n H Woodshop - https://www.youtube.com/user/rhwoodshop
Carl Jacobson - https://www.youtube.com/user/haydenHD
The Nomadic Polywright Show - http://www.youtube.com/user/johnzzhu
McGinn's WoodShop - https://www.youtube.com/user/McGinnsW...
Jack Houweling - https://www.youtube.com/user/Jacka440
Mike Fulton - https://www.youtube.com/user/mfwoodshop
Ted Alexander - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGcD...
Average Joes - https://www.youtube.com/user/AverageJ...

Chris Pine - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoiF...
RJBWoodTurner - https://www.youtube.com/redirect.php?w=gEjDj...
Sterling Davis - https://www.youtube.com/user/Sterling...


About the wood toolbox: The long sides of the toolbox are slats of pine left over from reinforcing plastic covering and chicken wire. The short sides of the toolbox are cutoffs from a shelf project, I think, based on the grain characteristics, they were red beech. This red beech is reclaimed wood from an old house, it was in rough shape, but looks great once cleaned up. The oak upright on the toolbox is made from once reclaimed wood that were part of the same shelf project cut off as the beech. The uprights are located on the short side/beech face of the toolbox; they are fitted with a modified dovetail half exposed tenon. The toolbox handle bar is made from red beech, the handle bar are wedged into the uprights.

The toolbox is composed of 3 main section. The main section, a pullout drawer, and a top compartment. The drawer and it's location on the toolbox is characteristic of many Asian influenced box design, particularly from Japan. The top compartment of the toolbox is a small version of a typical Japanese woodworking toolbox design.

There are strips of oak pined into the edges of the toolbox to help increase wear resistance. Pins and glue were used to join the main compartment of the toolbox. All the pins are cut from oak dowel rods (~1/4" in diameter). The grain of the dowel are crossed relative to the grain of the body.

Background music: Dirty Rhodes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Creative Commons License.

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