Hatagane storage

I like my Hatagane clamps so I made a storage for them!

The clamp doesn't have a strong clamping force and is toyish but it's just like a mini parallel clamp, which is very handy when jointing thin boards. I also like to use it for small projects.

My challenge for the project was making no mistakes on cutting the marking lines on Red oak. When it comes to marking lines with the grain, it always confuses me and I cut wrong places. I paid extra attention so I did okay at this time but it made me pretty tired...

Anyways, I made a stopper to hold the clamps instead of letting them hold the bottom piece to stay in place. In that way, I don't have to consider the room to rotate the knob so I can fit more clamps. The one side of the stopper is hooked to a mortise and the other side is fixed by a #8 thumb screw from the Homedepot.

It's a small project but it took a little over one day so now maybe I should start caring about how slow I am in order to step up to the next phase.


No name noobie here


Those are beautiful clamps with an equally beautiful storage box.
Very nice box.  Have 6 of those clamps I inherited from my Dad, who made violins and violas.   Like you I use them on small projects and then boards.    
Like the design of your storage box for them    Well done


Thank you Steve!

987Ron, Thank you and oh so I have to take good care of them so someone can enjoy using them in the future:) 

No name noobie here

cool little clamps YRTi. you did a great job on the box, your dovetails are perfect. ive never seen those before, where do you get them ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Never seen those clamps either, gotta say they are really cute!
I can see why you'd treasure them, look ideal for small stuff.

DTs are picture perfect as always 👍
Pottz, thank you! they are sold on Amazon USA as from 3-3/4" to 24". You can type "Hatagane" to find them. It's also available on Lee Valley, too. But, they are kind of over priced for what they are...

Splinter, Thank you. I'm surprised that you never seen them. You can clamp each finger of that Masu box, haha. 

No name noobie here

What a beautifully done storage box for such delicate clamps! Nicely done. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

You can clamp each finger of that Masu box, haha.
Yes! good point!

I have a collection of these:

I thought they were a joke on the old wood clamps, but have learned they are "real"
I've come to appreciate small clamps of late. Both useful and easy to store 😉 
Very nice storage, YRTi! I need to make such a box for my hatagane. Thanks for figuring out the details!

May you have the day you deserve!

RyanGi, Thank you

Splinter, that's so cool! It looks heavy duty for the size. Nice collection:)

Dave, Thank you! it'll be a quick project for you! 

No name noobie here

Looks awesome, can't wait to watch the video 


Thank you, Mos!

No name noobie here

You did a wonderful job on this box!  I understand those clamps seem a little pricey but if it's something you will use a lot in your work, they seem that they would be worth the price. I would like to add that I love the videos that always accompany your post, I really hope your YouTube channel grows. 

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

tinman65,  Sure, The clamps come in handy for a specific type of glue up and I love them for the reason. Thank you for checking the video, too:) I just hope people can find my channel somewhat useful or have some idea for their projects. So far, I really enjoy the communication with people after each project so I have to keep grinding to deserve their time to watch my contents and to leave some feedback!    

No name noobie here

I like it a lot. The dovetails are flawless. And your Hatagane clamps are so cute. What are they used for?
TheWoodGuy, Thank you! I use the clamps for jointing thin boards or small crafts. They are really convenient.

No name noobie here

Wow I love your commitment to perfection YRTi. However sometimes the lessons are in the journey. I did two semesters of furniture making with a chap who had studied and learnt furniture making in Japan. His main message was to be patient learn to recover from mistakes because everyone makes them, mistakes that is.
He referred to it as Zen woodworking ha ha ha. Your work is of a very high standard.

Cheers Kerry

Kerry - Working with wood, the smell the feel, is such a joy, its a meditation of sorts.


You do very good work!  I also did not know about Hatagane clamps.  I will look them up on Amazon.  They look like they would work well for small boxes.


Aussie Larks - thank you for the advice! At the end of the day, it's for fun(hobby) so mine isn't about Zen or professionalism.  However, I kind of care about the attitude to make a product. It's just like I don't want to buy a product from a guy who overly express how easy to make things and people still want to pay top dollar on his products, so at least I try to do my best on my projects, not necessarily perfect.

Petey - Thank you! Yes, Hatagane is very convenient for small projects! and it seems like they reduced the price a little bit:) 

No name noobie here