A traditional Japanese toolbox with a simple design provides a practical, durable, stackable home for hand tools. Andrew Hunter built his using nothing but hand tools, but it also can be made with power tools. This one has a sliding lid, inset ends that make for strong joints and also provide handholds, and dadoes and screws to hold it together. Once made and filled with tools, this box will last as long as you do.
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Check out Tremont nails ( http://www.tremontnail.com/ ). I'm 90% sure that's where Andrew gets his nails.
I'm very interested in building this box, but I'm not familiar with the box cut nails. In the diagram it mentions Clout nails, Box Cut nails and just Cut nails, all with different sizes. Can you point to where you purchase these - at the big box stores they only have Steel Cut Nails, though not 1 1/4 size. Also I noticed on Lee Valley some cut nail choices. They show Clout nails and Fine Finish nails. http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=40387&cat=3,41306,41324
Can you talk about the differences and where to purchase them?
Adding hardware is often one of the trickier parts of a project, and this toolbox is no exception. In this video, Matt installs the door pins and lock in a way that ensures perfect alignment of the door.