Carving tool box – Japanese styled

 I’m making a tool chest for my larger carving tools that are currently floating around in the shop.  An ax, and adze, etc.  If things go right, the small chest will hang on the wall when not being used to transport these tools.

It’s a modification of the Japanese tool chest but I’ll be using the mitered dovetail should for the joinery (video below).  I like this joint because I can plow through the slot for the bottom to fit into but it doesn’t show.  If that’s confusing, keep an eye out and you’ll see what I mean.

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miter-dovetail

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/video-mitered-shoulder-dovetail

4 thoughts on “Carving tool box – Japanese styled”

  1. Hey Marilyn, I haven’t done a mitered dovetail in quite some time. Thanks for the reminder.
    Do you have one (or more) of those nifty Crucible dividers?
    A pair was my Christmas gift to myself.
    I found it amusing to see Chris using one of those twisty type holdfasts. Never went that direction. I prefer whacking to turning. Much more satisfying.
    Looking forward to your latest creation.

    1. I don’t have any of those nifty crucible dividers. Are they still selling them?? Something must have gone wrong cuz they blew right through Christmas and didn’t offer any for sale. Or did I miss it?

      I’m with you whack-a-mole .. although I do have a twisty type too. 🙂

      1. They claim they are working with a new-to-them company to handle more of the initial milling, while keeping the finishing touches in-house. Do not know the timeline for availability. I like mine though I’ve not been in the habit of using dividers. I will incorporate them as I go along. More for transferring measurements than dividing things uniformly. I’m more of a wing it dovetail guy.

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