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Bert de Weert
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Just wanted to share the things that I learnt past few weeks!



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Jay C. White Cloud
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Hello Bert.

Thank you once more for sharing and taking such effort in making your small films. As a teacher you are the breath I live for, as it gives me nothing but joy to know that the next generation will keep the many traditions alive that my generation almost lost completely. I thank you deeply for picking up this load, and carrying forward this precious knowledge.

As part of our conversation outside of Permies, I would love to see you now try the "dove tail" and other related "corner joints." I will also share a few more historical "secretes" with you now. The "box joint" is on of the oldest forms of corner joinery, often just pinned from the top and bottom with a "thorn trunnel (nail)" that could be remove to take the box apart...

The other I would share is...take note of you tool box handle. See how it looks kind of like an axe handle. This is often where the Housewright, Timberwright, or Carpenter would keep his spare handles for axe, adze and related tools. They would keep a spare of a completed handle or just a rough blank that could be turn to for expedience in making a handle for one of their tool handles that may fail...

Keep up the hard work...We all look forward to your videos...

Regards,

j
 
Bert de Weert
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Thank you agian for your kind words J! I am truly glad that you appreciate my work!

I will make another box for something (just figuring out what) and will try to teach myself dovetails. I see how the boxjoint wasput together with the thorn trunnel, but I see no use in taking my box apart. I still find it interesting though.
I had no idea People would indeed use an axe handle of adze handle as a grip, I'm sure that would look very special, and also very usefull for always having a spare handle! interesting!

Now the big question, how do you know all this stuff

I really appreciate your feedback J! I have no plans to stop making video's anytime soon! Thanks again!

Bert
 
Michael Cox
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Lovely tool box, and you made the process look really clear. Good job.
 
Bert de Weert
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thanks michael!
 
Jay C. White Cloud
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Hell Bert,

Thank you for asking...

I was extremely lucky as a young man! I grew up with many fine Mentors and Elders, from a Woman care giver from the Mountains of Korea to her Daiku 数奇屋大工 husband and the in my own household of Artisan, Traditional Craftspeople (even a few Engineers and Architects mixed into that lot) from the Ozark Mountains that ranged in birth dates from the 1860's through the 1890's. Because of this predominance of "crafty people" and our families traditional beliefs, I got to meet all manner of other Artisan as I grew up, and lived on the road much of the time until in middle school, yet still traveling more than most even into adulthood. I apprenticed under Old Order Amish Barnwrights and their friends/family on and off from 14 to 23 years of age, so this combined with my family, travel and my insatiable appetite for this kind of knowledge and skill sets lead me to were I am today...

I am glad you turn to books and "teaching yourself" as often the materials and tools will teach you more than even other humans. That is not to say you should not seek out human teachers...the more of those you can find, the more broad you knowledge and experiences will become...

Regards,

j
 
Dan Miller
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Wow. Very nice.
 
Bert de Weert
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Thanks Dan!
 
Joel Bercardin
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Yes, very nice. I built one very similar years ago - but I didn't include those spiffy box joints on the corners. Nice to see the progression of the project, as well as the finished toolbox pictures.

Also, Bert, I very much appreciate the care you take in producing your videos, such as your use of reduced sound level when your circular-saw is shown in action, and your use of fast motion for some repetitive actions. Your videos are better than the large majority of DIY videos posted on Youtube.
 
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