Just released a new video.

IMPERFECTION – Building a Japanese style toolbox for the purpose of keeping trumpet mouthpieces inside. Made by hand with the help of Jazz and a sprinkle of Chaplinesque humor.

I was asked to build a keepsake box and decided to try out a Japanese toolbox design. While looking for pieces of straight grained wood I spontaneously changed course and picked the knottiest I could find. Cut out of a board of Basswood. The accents are Lacewood—or Pearlwood where I’m from due to the spotty grain resembling the pearls. Finished with a Spar Varnish/ Turpentine/ Boiled Linseed Oil 1:1:1 mixture and a coat of homemade paste wax.