So lately I have been getting back into Japanese wood working but this time it is different. I am not sure if it is because I have better steel or better technique or both. I think the biggest part of it is that I am better at sharpening my chisels. I was never really good at sharpening when I was younger but now I can make a blade truly sharp.
I am very fascinated with the planes or kanna. From what I have seen they are pretty expensive to buy too. If anyone has some pointers on building or purchasing Japanese wood planes that would be cool.
I have been exploring the idea of buying whet stones to keep all the blades sharp and also the veritas honing guide. Currently I am using fine grit sand paper and baby oil with a cheapy honing guide.
I want to learn as much as i can about the techniques for building without nails or screws. I want to learn the primary joints. So far I have only seen one video the has an apprentice practice box which contains samples of the primary joints.