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Amazing Japanese Woodworking Parquetry Video

55 days ago by WoodAndShop | 6 comments »

A friend recently sent this amazing video to me, which blew my mind. This Japanese hand tool woodworker, Noboru Honma, uses traditional woodworking hand tools to create paper-thin end grain shavings with decorative parquet shapes. I hope you enjoy! CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO JOSHUA’S FUTURE ARTICLES & VIDEOS!

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Japanese tools #1: Japanese hand plane KANNA setup

1127 days ago by mafe | 26 comments »

Japanese hand plane setupFitting, tuning and sharpening. If you are looking for ‘ready out of the box’ just leave this blog now!This blog is for those who want to understand their tools, to trim, adjust and become the master of your tool.It is not a show off, not a tool gloat, but two basic Japanese hand planes going from useless to being used. Reading Toshio Odate’s inspire ring words in his book ‘Japanese woodworking tools their tradition spirit and use’ where ...

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Creating an arch with a plane

1325 days ago by SouthpawCA | 5 comments »

My current project requires me to have an arch on the base of the cabinet, but Santa didn’t bring me a bandsaw again this year. I could have made a template and made the arch on the router or used my jig saw, which I’ve done in the past. However, I really want to start using more hand tools. I have 3 awesome Veritas planes, but they wouldn’t really do anything for me. I found a cool little compass plane on the Japan Woodworker site, it’s called a Sori Ganna. I ha...

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