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01-10-2012 03:29 AM

Great youtube videos of making japanese wooden kitchenware - 2 replies

If you’re looking for a Zen moment, I’ve just stumbled on something for you. Japanese artisan Maki Fushimi uploaded lots of videos detailing his process, making urushi lacquered bamboo spoons, cups, and other kitchenware. Like the items, the videos are wonderfully simple and minimalistic, but quite detailed.

06-11-2011 08:28 PM

Sawing within a plane with a japanese saw? - 11 replies

Hi fellow LJs, I’m having difficulties getting flat cuts with my ryoba (japanese saw with rip teeth on one side and crosscut on the other). I stay within the lines pretty well, but the cuts seem to tend to curve to one side. Once finished, the sawed faces are hollow by more than a kerf wide, to the point where thin slivers of wood can d...

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