The Ultimate Tool Box

Sadly, the ultimate tool box may be a five gallon plastic bucket. Hardly what one considers a timeless classic, but then again, I doubt future archeologists will consider them a rare find.

The main downside, is also an upside. There is no great appeal to the old pickle bucket. Just as the Japanese wooden tool […]

Grizzly Japanese Chisels and Gouges, Part 4.5 Deep Tennon

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, (Part 4.5,) Part 5

I broke a Japanese saw handle a while back, and I have been needing to remake it.

The old handle cracked out. The saw itself is not so bad, but the handle was a lemon. No problem here I like to remake […]

The Slope, and 'Needing' new Tools.

Hand tool users online, often talk about the slope. It is a reference to the constant pressing need for new tools. It is really a fairly honest thing.

To start out making the simplest projects out of wood, you need to be able to cut wood and stick it together. A saw, hammer or screwdriver, […]

Tool Rack for Chisels

I recently acquired a new set of chisels and gouges and I needed to make a home for them.

This tool rack is a fairly simple composition. It will hold 40 chisels, so I have a little bit of room to grow.

I can see all the blades and I can remove the […]

Making a Hexagonal Tool Box, Part 3, Precision Fitting

Once you have things basically cut, you may still have to fine tune them.

Here I am starting to plane the edges clamped together.

This worked in some spots and one some sides, but there were some grain issues. In this case I chickened out instantly and started using sandpaper.

Here is what I […]