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#1 posted 10-19-2007 05:50 PM

Hey Jojo…........this should be interesting to follow. Nice pictures, they work with your text great.

I get a kick out of how the atmosphere is such that shooting boards, recondictioning handplanes, then seeing boards made, newly found handplanes posted, wooden planes made with a comment relating back to a newly made shooting board… summaries of traditional japanese tools. Very enjoyable place to view woodworking.

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#2 posted 10-19-2007 06:06 PM

Thank you Neil. I’ll try to keep it interesting.

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#3 posted 10-19-2007 06:29 PM

haha .. fulfilled and intrigued at the same time
I’ve only used my new router plane once and I’ve never used a “marking gauge”, I am thinking that this would be most helpful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Mark Mazzo

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#4 posted 10-19-2007 07:09 PM


Great idea for a blog. By the way I have a Kebiki and it works great! The only other Japanese tool that I own is a rip Dozuki saw for dovetails that is also very nice to use. So, I’ll be watching to see what else you highlight.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#5 posted 10-19-2007 07:27 PM

That’s neat…handy for marking mortises.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 10-19-2007 07:43 PM

Very nice tool. Looking forward to the next installment. Thanks Jojo.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 10-19-2007 07:53 PM

Very interesting, Jojo. I need a new one and will probably build one like this when I get home. Thank you for the how to.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 10-20-2007 04:21 AM

Thanks for the info. This is a class act. Looking forward to the series.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 10-20-2007 04:31 AM

Great tool. Is there a source for these?

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#10 posted 10-20-2007 04:35 AM

Great looking tool. I keep threating to make a marking gauge. Maybe this will rekindle the fire again.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 10-20-2007 05:00 AM

I left my heart with my kebiki,
high on a board, it calls to me
to be where little cuts are made
where grooves grow with the blade
the rising sun makes tools for me.

(sung to the tune of “I left my heart in San Francisco”

okay, just remember that you’re blessed by not hearing me sing it…great tool.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#12 posted 10-20-2007 04:11 PM

Bookmark! Thanks, JoJo.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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