I’ve built this toolbox during a one year Fine Carpentry course I took at Gil Arad’s workshop/school. The toolbox contains a traditional bow-saw, a mallet, square, dovetail marker, fine adjustment hammer, carpenter’s scribe, Japanese smoothing plane, and a sliding chisel rack.

Building my own tools gave me a hands-on experience with the craft: learning to identify different species of wood, understanding good structure of joinery without the need of nails and screws, finishing techniques an so on.

Since then Carpentry became a serious deal in my life, I’ve been building and experimenting with furniture design and wooden musical instruments.

Photos by Elad Brami.

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