Imperfection

Nik makes a Japanese toolbox for trumpet mouthpieces

Nik builds 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 myself on 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 basswood board. Accents are lacewood. Finished with a spar varnish/ turpentine/ boiled linseed oil mixture and a coat of homemade paste wax.