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Japanese tools #15: Japanese woodworking videos - just for inspiration

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Japanese woodworking videos
Just for inspiration

Here some of the most interesting videos I ran into on my YouTube searches.
Please feel free to post more in the comments if you have some of interest.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_p7libPJKg&feature=related
My favorite Japanese cabinetmaker.
Tools, floor, workbench.

Cabinetmaker:
How to flatten a board with a kanna.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85GrCHbdaJ4

Japanese box maker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=qYq4aHoLSU4

Japanese carver.
Mini kanna.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj8YKdrmqmA&feature=related

Japanese carver.
With his chisels.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyuPa98wd0c&feature=related

Japanese cabinetmaking.
Milling, heat shape, the magic fit drawer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQvURVFpqSI&feature=related

Japanese woodworker using the traditional yari kanna.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWL7Ep8JGsU&feature=related

Japanese woodworker using the traditional yari kanna.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJnZ4YLm7RQ&feature=related

Japanese teacher shows how to set up a kanna.
Mini saw horses.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbXdzRJQND0&feature=related

Japanese woodworker making magic shaves and show how to use the body.
Spoke shaves and the xxx kanna.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W8jyEI1wWQ&feature=related

Flattening a big slap.
Notice the wall behind…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdFTBoHxaNo&feature=related

Japanese using the traditional axe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ili7NUfBDWw&feature=related

Japanese using the traditional axe.
Notice the dance of the feet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckMIYoRo2DQ&feature=related

Japanese marking.
Ink pot and pen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNkt3cVxLEc&feature=related

Cabinetmakers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj3KkJXHBW8&feature=related

Bamboo bow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI5MnE1oqDo&feature=related

Bamboo patience…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8-irskO2M0&feature=related

Bamboo more…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fyODs2beEs&feature=related

Cool carpenter with his kanna.
Long beam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqfbg-eYcXw&feature=related

Amazing cabinetmaker.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85GrCHbdaJ4&feature=related

Amazing cabinet maker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhs_6fUxp8c&feature=relmfu

A chest of drawers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXjT-8HMVmU&feature=related

Cabinetmaker.
All process and heat bend method.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgNVCOpYojA&feature=relmfu

Cabinetmaker.
many details.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U98YYBeG7NI&feature=relmfu

Cabinet finish surfacer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71W6WnQiOeo&feature=relmfu

Wood nails in use.
Fantastic workshop.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krUDmQBUAQQ&feature=relmfu

Cabinetmaker.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L41Bw4SXJqQ

Knife sheath maker wood.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQjvICAMiOY&feature=relmfu

Finish and hardware.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVZXYh_b-34

Cabinetmaker.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwzeONtOAFg

Drawer.
Method I used for the Japanese tool box.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQNyA0SBoVA&feature=relmfu

Japanese shooting board.
Nice details, workshop ways and more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6xP9ShD4rk

Inlay.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPcS6LZT7KI&feature=related

Curtain maker.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzW4UeoN8mQ&feature=relmfu

Cabinetmaker.
Wonderful, making a small cabinet of drawers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_sGwQ3bMv8

Alternative lathe…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bOj6hhv4qc&feature=related

Japanese shooting board.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxSREGh8vHA&NR=1

Update 14072012

Japanese guy sharpening and hammering out a kanna blade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjbRcnESURI

Hammering the kanna blade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omy749ByoVQ&feature=related

Making a kanna body:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nxn25v0GAU&feature=related

Sharpening:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUf7mQJvxeo&feature=related

Making an axe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I_GOLkwOoo&feature=related

Wonderful video on how to make cabinet, notice the wonderful old men making dovetails.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRPS9jZuFeA&feature=related

Using a planing board:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/30030


As said I hope it can bring some inspiration and perhaps some respect also for these masters,

Best thoughts,

Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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lysdexic

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#1 posted 668 days ago

Thank you Mads. What a great resource. You are very kind to share your time and efforts.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 668 days ago

Mads, that is some research.

Oddly enough I use standard planes on the pull

as you cant push in a wheelchair without going

backwards. LoL

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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lysdexic

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#3 posted 668 days ago

Great quote Jamie. I find the converse to be true as well. Small men revel in the misfortune and suffering of others as I it makes small men feel larger in comparison. I know a lot of folks like that.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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naomi weiss

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#4 posted 668 days ago

Wow, tak for posting! It’s so hard to find information about Japanese woodworking online!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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mafe

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#5 posted 668 days ago

For contrast…

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 668 days ago

Wow, thanks for sharing Mafe. One could spend forever watching all those and trying to learn from them. There is so much to learn!

Your Friend,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 668 days ago

Great resource Mads, I will definitely work my way through all of these videos.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Mauricio

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#8 posted 668 days ago

The mitered box joints on the third video are absurd!!! In a good way though, wow all that work for a joint that will be hidden.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Joe Watson

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#9 posted 668 days ago

Mafe any videos of how to make a handle for a pull style saw? I have a cheap plastic handled pull saw that the handle broke would like to make one wasn’t sure how its done. I have an idea but would like verification.

-- Got Wood?

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DaddyZ

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#10 posted 668 days ago

What a list of videos !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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David Kirtley

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#11 posted 668 days ago

Mafe: The second video labeled flattening a board with a kanna and a couple others is a 6 part series. Here is a playlist with all 6 in order. He does much more than flatten the board ;)

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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SebLolo

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#12 posted 668 days ago

Thx a lot MaFe. Many interesting and instructive videos!

Seb

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mafe

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#13 posted 667 days ago

Thank you guys,

David thank you, I have watched them all, he is a inspiration.

Joe, no Japanese vid on the subject, but look at these two, it might be a inspiration:
http://toolmakingart.com/2009/01/26/repairing-a-japanese-saw/
http://www.zoklet.net/bbs/showthread.php?t=162903

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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jjw5858

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#14 posted 664 days ago

Thanks Mads, this is a great blog to learn more with all of these videos. Thanks for taking the time!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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mafe

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#15 posted 664 days ago

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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