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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 07:10 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: 21,563
    9th Jul 2012, 11:02 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 12,030
    16th May 2009, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to set up a brand new chisel

    Started by soatoz, 11th Apr 2007 04:04 PM
    article, bevel, blade, body, brand, chisel, doesn’t, don’t, grind, ground, guide, handle, honing, hoop, lacquer, nail, neck, part2”, plane, polish, rounded, set, setter, sharpen, sharpening, stone, straight, tip, touching, “how
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 19,662
    12th Apr 2007, 03:39 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 05:18 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: 9,006
    24th Mar 2007, 12:01 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 07:22 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: 22,511
    15th Mar 2007, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Japanese Tool Glossary A-M

    Started by Groggy, 5th Mar 2007 06:59 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: 11,306
    11th Mar 2007, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Japanese tool names and terms.

    Started by ozwinner, 3rd Mar 2007 04:32 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: 6,279
    3rd Mar 2007, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  1. Woodworking in Japan

    Started by raptor, 30th Oct 2014 01:39 PM
    japan, woodworking
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 99
    30th Oct 2014, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  2. My kit of Japanese knives ... WIP

    Started by rsser, 3rd Oct 2011 03:46 PM
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 17
    • Replies: 240
    • Views: 29,253
    20th Oct 2014, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Japanese saw in action

    Started by AB515, 30th Sep 2014 10:34 AM
    action, japanese
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 287
    6th Oct 2014, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Japanese Kitchen Knife Set

    Started by Bushmiller, 19th Sep 2014 03:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,105
    4th Oct 2014, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  5. Chisel Timber Material

    Started by thumbsucker, 25th Sep 2014 09:08 PM
    chisel, material, timber
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 403
    30th Sep 2014, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  6. New Yamamoto kanna advice

    Started by dmccurtis, 31st Aug 2014 03:46 AM
    advice, kanna, yamamoto
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,456
    1st Sep 2014, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  7. Advice on which diamond whetstones to buy

    Started by Gadge, 26th Aug 2014 07:45 AM
    advice, buy, diamond, whetstones
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 800
    28th Aug 2014, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  8. Kanna kanji ID

    Started by dmccurtis, 7th Aug 2014 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,067
    24th Aug 2014, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  9. A few hammers

    Started by AB515, 29th Jul 2014 11:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,027
    6th Aug 2014, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  10. Chisel ID

    Started by dmccurtis, 13th Jul 2014 06:48 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 497
    14th Jul 2014, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  11. Japanese Hand Tools Above "The Line"

    Started by Tolmie, 19th Jun 2014 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 702
    13th Jul 2014, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  12. Moderator: help?

    Started by dmccurtis, 13th Jul 2014 07:03 AM
    moderator, restore, repost, screwed, bad, empty, happened, chisel, started, thread
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 201
    13th Jul 2014, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  13. Chris Hall's Carpentry Study Group - Fifth Project

    Started by Yxoc, 1st Oct 2012 02:12 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 5,175
    11th Jul 2014, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Tuning My First Kanna

    Started by thumbsucker, 5th Jun 2014 06:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,505
    11th Jul 2014, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Where in Melbourne??

    Started by Tolmie, 19th Jun 2014 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 913
    22nd Jun 2014, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Kanna Identification

    Started by thumbsucker, 24th May 2014 10:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,005
    7th Jun 2014, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  17. Genno versus Dharuma

    Started by thumbsucker, 30th May 2014 10:11 PM
    basic, buy, chisel, cross, daruma, dharuma, difference, enjoy, genno, hammer, hammers, hexagonal, lighter, nice, question, round, section, square, tend, versus
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 858
    31st May 2014, 03:43 PM Go to last post
  18. Japanese Hand tools Sticky correction.

    Started by JapanDave, 11th May 2014 09:07 PM
    appreciated, called, chisel, correction, gennou, hammer, hand, japanese, kanazuchi, mallet, nail, sticky, strike, tools
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 584
    26th May 2014, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  19. Another Dai, Another Dollar,...

    Started by Sheets, 14th May 2014 07:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 533
    25th May 2014, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  20. Best saws for extremely hard woods?

    Started by fudo133, 20th May 2014 02:34 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: 471
    21st May 2014, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  21. Hishiboshi karasu #9k synthetic-natural waterstone

    Started by NeilS, 26th Apr 2014 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,117
    9th May 2014, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  22. Man Made Stone Suggestions

    Started by Gnickrapon, 11th Feb 2014 09:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 2,047
    26th Apr 2014, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  23. Kanna technique

    Started by siavoshb, 3rd Apr 2014 03:39 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: 585
    7th Apr 2014, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  24. which chisels for general use.

    Started by zilberi, 1st Apr 2014 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    3rd Apr 2014, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 337
    1st Apr 2014, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  25. Heads up: Tadafusa Santoku FS

    Started by rsser, 19th Mar 2014 07:47 AM
    heads, santoku, tadafusa
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 417
    19th Mar 2014, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  26. Trying To Get A Handle On Things

    Started by Bushmiller, 26th Jan 2014 06:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,704
    22nd Feb 2014, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  27. Nomi Ura Aesthetics, Sharpening and a Veritas Honing Guide

    Started by thumbsucker, 9th Feb 2014 04:31 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: 1,315
    14th Feb 2014, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  28. Drilling holes in handles

    Started by NeilS, 9th Feb 2014 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 668
    12th Feb 2014, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  29. Help with Japanese plane comparison

    Started by siavoshb, 6th Feb 2014 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 872
    11th Feb 2014, 04:29 AM Go to last post

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