Japanese Toolbox-Progress 5-Complete

Greg Merritt finished his Japanese toolbox. Head over and have a look. I think they are a great design and would store well in a pickup or a van. Great! More to do…

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I did a little less than scientific weight trials on the completed toolbox.  I used a bathroom scale and weighed myself.  Using that base weight I was able to obtain a fairly close approximation of the empty and packed toolbox.

To find the empty weight I simply stepped on the scale while holding the toolbox.  A quick calculation and the empty toolbox was found to weigh approximately 15lbs.  Pretty light, I think, for the size.  Next I began loading in tools to get an idea of the capacity.

I was surprised at just how many tools I could pack in.  In fact it easily held all of the tools that I would typically need for any of my projects with a little extra room remaining.  I’ll not list everything here but here are the highlights.  The box held a #4, #5 and all of my joinery planes.  All of my Japanese…

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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