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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: 21,726
    9th Jul 2012, 11:02 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 12,091
    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: 19,861
    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: 9,073
    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: 22,722
    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: 11,386
    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: 6,308
    3rd Mar 2007, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  1. J-Tool Gathering

    Started by thumbsucker, 17th Nov 2014 07:13 PM
    gathering, jtool
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 261
    18th Nov 2014, 09:02 PM Go to last post
  2. Kanna Identification

    Started by thumbsucker, 24th May 2014 10:45 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 1,674
    18th Nov 2014, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  3. Talking My huge order of Japanese tools arrived :)

    Started by raptor, 12th Nov 2014 01:50 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    arrived, huge, japanese, kanna, kiri, nokogiri, obscure tools, order, shopping, tools
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 883
    18th Nov 2014, 01:16 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 367
    11th Nov 2014, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  4. Woodworking in Japan

    Started by raptor, 30th Oct 2014 01:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 590
    2nd Nov 2014, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  5. 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: 29,812
    20th Oct 2014, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  6. Japanese saw in action

    Started by AB515, 30th Sep 2014 10:34 AM
    action, japanese
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 349
    6th Oct 2014, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  7. Japanese Kitchen Knife Set

    Started by Bushmiller, 19th Sep 2014 03:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,147
    4th Oct 2014, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  8. Chisel Timber Material

    Started by thumbsucker, 25th Sep 2014 09:08 PM
    chisel, material, timber
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 429
    30th Sep 2014, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  9. New Yamamoto kanna advice

    Started by dmccurtis, 31st Aug 2014 03:46 AM
    advice, kanna, yamamoto
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,508
    1st Sep 2014, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  10. Advice on which diamond whetstones to buy

    Started by Gadge, 26th Aug 2014 07:45 AM
    advice, buy, diamond, whetstones
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 846
    28th Aug 2014, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  11. Kanna kanji ID

    Started by dmccurtis, 7th Aug 2014 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,087
    24th Aug 2014, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  12. A few hammers

    Started by AB515, 29th Jul 2014 11:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,081
    6th Aug 2014, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  13. Chisel ID

    Started by dmccurtis, 13th Jul 2014 06:48 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 540
    14th Jul 2014, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  14. Japanese Hand Tools Above "The Line"

    Started by Tolmie, 19th Jun 2014 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 758
    13th Jul 2014, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  15. Moderator: help?

    Started by dmccurtis, 13th Jul 2014 07:03 AM
    moderator, restore, repost, screwed, bad, empty, happened, chisel, started, thread
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 214
    13th Jul 2014, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  16. 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: 5,288
    11th Jul 2014, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  17. Tuning My First Kanna

    Started by thumbsucker, 5th Jun 2014 06:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,594
    11th Jul 2014, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  18. Where in Melbourne??

    Started by Tolmie, 19th Jun 2014 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 954
    22nd Jun 2014, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  19. 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: 882
    31st May 2014, 03:43 PM Go to last post
  20. 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: 619
    26th May 2014, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  21. Another Dai, Another Dollar,...

    Started by Sheets, 14th May 2014 07:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 566
    25th May 2014, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  22. 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: 501
    21st May 2014, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  23. Hishiboshi karasu #9k synthetic-natural waterstone

    Started by NeilS, 26th Apr 2014 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,138
    9th May 2014, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  24. Man Made Stone Suggestions

    Started by Gnickrapon, 11th Feb 2014 09:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 2,156
    26th Apr 2014, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  25. 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: 621
    7th Apr 2014, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  26. which chisels for general use.

    Started by zilberi, 1st Apr 2014 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,086
    3rd Apr 2014, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 370
    1st Apr 2014, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  27. Heads up: Tadafusa Santoku FS

    Started by rsser, 19th Mar 2014 07:47 AM
    heads, santoku, tadafusa
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 441
    19th Mar 2014, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  28. Trying To Get A Handle On Things

    Started by Bushmiller, 26th Jan 2014 06:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,766
    22nd Feb 2014, 03:09 PM Go to last post

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