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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: 21,338
    10th Jul 2012, 12:02 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,941
    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: 19,128
    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: 8,905
    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: 22,242
    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: 11,194
    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: 6,236
    3rd Mar 2007, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  1. Japanese saw in action

    Started by AB515, 30th Sep 2014 11:34 AM
    action, japanese
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 71
    30th Sep 2014, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  2. Chisel Timber Material

    Started by thumbsucker, 25th Sep 2014 10:08 PM
    chisel, material, timber
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 307
    30th Sep 2014, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  3. Japanese Kitchen Knife Set

    Started by Bushmiller, 19th Sep 2014 04:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 875
    21st Sep 2014, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  4. New Yamamoto kanna advice

    Started by dmccurtis, 31st Aug 2014 04:46 AM
    advice, kanna, yamamoto
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,408
    1st Sep 2014, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  5. Advice on which diamond whetstones to buy

    Started by Gadge, 26th Aug 2014 08:45 AM
    advice, buy, diamond, whetstones
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 741
    28th Aug 2014, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Kanna kanji ID

    Started by dmccurtis, 8th Aug 2014 12:08 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 995
    24th Aug 2014, 10:32 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: 236
    • Views: 28,431
    23rd Aug 2014, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  8. A few hammers

    Started by AB515, 30th Jul 2014 12:17 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 892
    6th Aug 2014, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  9. Chisel ID

    Started by dmccurtis, 13th Jul 2014 07:48 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 424
    14th Jul 2014, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Japanese Hand Tools Above "The Line"

    Started by Tolmie, 19th Jun 2014 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 630
    13th Jul 2014, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Moderator: help?

    Started by dmccurtis, 13th Jul 2014 08:03 AM
    moderator, restore, repost, screwed, bad, empty, happened, chisel, started, thread
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 177
    13th Jul 2014, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  12. 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: 5,062
    11th Jul 2014, 10:08 PM Go to last post
  13. Tuning My First Kanna

    Started by thumbsucker, 5th Jun 2014 07:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,317
    11th Jul 2014, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  14. Where in Melbourne??

    Started by Tolmie, 19th Jun 2014 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 777
    22nd Jun 2014, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  15. Kanna Identification

    Started by thumbsucker, 24th May 2014 11:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 934
    7th Jun 2014, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  16. 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: 820
    31st May 2014, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  17. 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: 552
    26th May 2014, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  18. Another Dai, Another Dollar,...

    Started by Sheets, 14th May 2014 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 500
    25th May 2014, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  19. 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: 433
    21st May 2014, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  20. Hishiboshi karasu #9k synthetic-natural waterstone

    Started by NeilS, 26th Apr 2014 06:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,051
    9th May 2014, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  21. Man Made Stone Suggestions

    Started by Gnickrapon, 11th Feb 2014 10:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,934
    26th Apr 2014, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 545
    7th Apr 2014, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  23. 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: 306
    1st Apr 2014, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  24. Heads up: Tadafusa Santoku FS

    Started by rsser, 19th Mar 2014 08:47 AM
    heads, santoku, tadafusa
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 389
    19th Mar 2014, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  25. Trying To Get A Handle On Things

    Started by Bushmiller, 26th Jan 2014 07:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,599
    22nd Feb 2014, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  26. 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: 1,207
    14th Feb 2014, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  27. Drilling holes in handles

    Started by NeilS, 9th Feb 2014 07:14 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 615
    12th Feb 2014, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  28. Help with Japanese plane comparison

    Started by siavoshb, 6th Feb 2014 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 825
    11th Feb 2014, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  29. Natural Japanese waterstones update

    Started by NeilS, 18th May 2013 10:28 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 6,050
    10th Feb 2014, 03:57 PM Go to last post

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