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Forum: JAPANESE HAND TOOLS

A forum for the discussion of Japanese hand Tools. What makes them good, how to tell the good tools from the bad, and how to use and look after them.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Japanese Blacksmiths

    Started by Groggy, 5th Mar 2007 08:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    blacksmith, blacksmiths, blade, blue, chisel, chiyozuru, chiyozurus, city, famous, hammers, ichihiro, ishidoh, japan, japanese, maker, master, niigata, plane, planes, prefecture, quality, renowned, revered, sadahide, sanjyo, son, steel, tokyo, tools, yamazaki
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 20,910
    10th Jul 2012, 12:02 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,785
    16th May 2009, 07:46 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to set up a brand new chisel

    Started by soatoz, 11th Apr 2007 05:04 PM
    article, bevel, blade, body, brand, chisel, doesnít, donít, grind, ground, guide, handle, honing, hoop, lacquer, nail, neck, part2Ē, plane, polish, rounded, set, setter, sharpen, sharpening, stone, straight, tip, touching, ďhow
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 18,687
    12th Apr 2007, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Sharpen a Plane Blade Part2: How to sharpen the front side.

    Started by soatoz, 23rd Mar 2007 06:18 PM
    angle, bevel, blade, blades, check, coarse, edge, feel, fix, flat, grinding, guide, honing, iron, med, part2, plane, rule, sharpen, sharpening, start, steel, stone, stones, straight, super, surface, synthetic, time, tip
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 8,701
    24th Mar 2007, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Sharpen a Plane Blade Part1: How to Make a Beautiful Ura (Uraoshi Technique)

    Started by soatoz, 11th Mar 2007 08:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    arrows, beautiful, bent, blade, check, diamond, don’t, flat, grit, image, kana-ban, kongou-sha, make, method, move, part1, plane, polish, red, rule, shape, sharpen, shown, steel, stone, surface, tape, technique, ura, uraoshi
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 21,816
    15th Mar 2007, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Japanese Tool Glossary A-M

    Started by Groggy, 5th Mar 2007 07:59 PM
    base, blade, block, blue, chisel, chisels, glossary, haisu, hammer, handle, hardening, head, iron, japanese, kamaji, materials, means, nail, oak, plane, popular, rentetsu, set, sharpen, sheath, soft, steel, stone, tool, type
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 10,927
    11th Mar 2007, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Japanese tool names and terms.

    Started by ozwinner, 3rd Mar 2007 05:32 PM
    chalk, frivolous, genno, hammer, ink, japanese, kanna-plane, line, names, nokogiri-handsaw, nomi-chisel, post, posts, sorted, sumitsubo, terms, thread, tool, tools
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 6,140
    3rd Mar 2007, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  1. A few hammers

    Started by AB515, 30th Jul 2014 12:17 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 168
    31st Jul 2014, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  2. Chisel ID

    Started by dmccurtis, 13th Jul 2014 07:48 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 262
    14th Jul 2014, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  3. Japanese Hand Tools Above "The Line"

    Started by Tolmie, 19th Jun 2014 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 456
    13th Jul 2014, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Moderator: help?

    Started by dmccurtis, 13th Jul 2014 08:03 AM
    moderator, restore, repost, screwed, bad, empty, happened, chisel, started, thread
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 113
    13th Jul 2014, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  5. Chris Hall's Carpentry Study Group - Fifth Project

    Started by Yxoc, 1st Oct 2012 03:12 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 4,745
    11th Jul 2014, 10:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Tuning My First Kanna

    Started by thumbsucker, 5th Jun 2014 07:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,027
    11th Jul 2014, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  7. My kit of Japanese knives ... WIP

    Started by rsser, 3rd Oct 2011 04:46 PM
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 16
    • Replies: 232
    • Views: 26,399
    9th Jul 2014, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Where in Melbourne??

    Started by Tolmie, 19th Jun 2014 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 632
    22nd Jun 2014, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  9. Kanna Identification

    Started by thumbsucker, 24th May 2014 11:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 766
    7th Jun 2014, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Genno versus Dharuma

    Started by thumbsucker, 30th May 2014 11:11 PM
    basic, buy, chisel, cross, daruma, dharuma, difference, enjoy, genno, hammer, hammers, hexagonal, lighter, nice, question, round, section, square, tend, versus
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 743
    31st May 2014, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  11. Japanese Hand tools Sticky correction.

    Started by JapanDave, 11th May 2014 10:07 PM
    appreciated, called, chisel, correction, gennou, hammer, hand, japanese, kanazuchi, mallet, nail, sticky, strike, tools
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 469
    26th May 2014, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Another Dai, Another Dollar,...

    Started by Sheets, 14th May 2014 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 417
    25th May 2014, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  13. Best saws for extremely hard woods?

    Started by fudo133, 20th May 2014 03:34 AM
    2cm, 5cm, board, cheapo, corner, custom, cutting, dozuki, easily, ebonies, extremely, hard, hey, japanese, katalox, process, rosewoods, saws, slice, snapping, succeeded, suited, teeth, thick, time, wondering, woods
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 339
    21st May 2014, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  14. Hishiboshi karasu #9k synthetic-natural waterstone

    Started by NeilS, 26th Apr 2014 06:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 953
    9th May 2014, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  15. Man Made Stone Suggestions

    Started by Gnickrapon, 11th Feb 2014 10:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,602
    26th Apr 2014, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Kanna technique

    Started by siavoshb, 3rd Apr 2014 04:39 PM
    angle, appreciated, beam, blade, check, concave, digging, edge, front, hand, kanna, koyama, piece, plane, proper, pull, reason, result, set, slightly, smoother, straight, supported, technique, tips/diagnoses, touch-point, watched/read, wondering, wood, wrong
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 473
    7th Apr 2014, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  17. which chisels for general use.

    Started by zilberi, 1st Apr 2014 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    3rd Apr 2014, 12:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 233
    1st Apr 2014, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  18. Heads up: Tadafusa Santoku FS

    Started by rsser, 19th Mar 2014 08:47 AM
    heads, santoku, tadafusa
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 302
    19th Mar 2014, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  19. Trying To Get A Handle On Things

    Started by Bushmiller, 26th Jan 2014 07:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,404
    22nd Feb 2014, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Nomi Ura Aesthetics, Sharpening and a Veritas Honing Guide

    Started by thumbsucker, 9th Feb 2014 05:31 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    #12000, #800, aesthetics, approach, burr, chisel, chisels, consideration, edge, freehand, grit, guide, half, honing, japanese, means, method, nomi, remove, set, sharpen, sharpening, short, sigma, stone, stones, stop, ura, veritas, western
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 962
    14th Feb 2014, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  21. Drilling holes in handles

    Started by NeilS, 9th Feb 2014 07:14 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 500
    12th Feb 2014, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  22. Help with Japanese plane comparison

    Started by siavoshb, 6th Feb 2014 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 683
    11th Feb 2014, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  23. Natural Japanese waterstones update

    Started by NeilS, 18th May 2013 10:28 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 5,397
    10th Feb 2014, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  24. Does Anybody Know?

    Started by SHEETMETAL, 24th Jan 2014 11:50 PM
    chinese, cut, gerard, hand, mongolian, people, pull, push, saws, stroke, wondering
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 360
    29th Jan 2014, 11:47 PM Go to last post
  25. Does anyone know if?

    Started by Not enough!!, 10th Jan 2014 04:36 PM
    account, appreciated, black, blackwood, bloke, cheers, chisels, couple, direct, dovetails, emails, japan, japanese, jarrah, oak/stringbark, prices, reasonable, sharp, sheoak, site, start, stevo, stopped, tassie, tools, tough, trading, wattle, woodworking
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 499
    12th Jan 2014, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  26. abused chisels - worth a punt?

    Started by Clinton1, 31st Dec 2013 11:32 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 647
    1st Jan 2014, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  27. Can anyone identify this kanna maker

    Started by Gadge, 21st Nov 2013 09:42 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 530
    21st Nov 2013, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  28. Japanese Kitchen Knives

    Started by Bushmiller, 2nd Oct 2013 07:45 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 2,858
    5th Nov 2013, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  29. Puzzled over a new Japanese plane

    Started by Plonee, 8th Oct 2013 04:03 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,601
    11th Oct 2013, 10:36 AM Go to last post

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