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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 March 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: 21
    • Views: 33,022
    23rd August 2020, 03:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 18,643
    16th May 2009, 08:46 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to set up a brand new chisel

    Started by soatoz, 11th April 2007 06:04 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: 29,744
    12th April 2007, 05:39 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 March 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: 15,950
    24th March 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 March 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: 35,337
    15th March 2007, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Japanese Tool Glossary A-M

    Started by Groggy, 5th March 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: 17,178
    11th March 2007, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Japanese tool names and terms.

    Started by ozwinner, 3rd March 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: 10,195
    3rd March 2007, 05:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 445
    24th October 2021, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  1. Buying Japanese tools on ebay, advice needed.

    Started by Woodforge, 25th September 2021 09:00 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 878
    7th October 2021, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  2. Information about a kanna I bought.

    Started by Woodforge, 26th September 2021 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 363
    1st October 2021, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  3. My kit of Japanese knives ... WIP

    Started by rsser, 3rd October 2011 04:46 PM
    20 Pages
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    • Replies: 286
    • Views: 101,708
    9th September 2021, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  4. Flush cut handsaw

    Started by Lyle, 28th June 2021 05:32 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,071
    30th June 2021, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Kumiko course at Sturt School for Wood

    Started by Wigwood, 27th March 2021 07:38 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 805
    27th March 2021, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  6. The making of a Japanese Chisel

    Started by woodPixel, 17th February 2021 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 980
    14th March 2021, 06:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Chisel identification 秀夫 Hideo

    Started by mjcoope, 20th December 2020 10:39 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,920
    10th January 2021, 09:02 AM Go to last post
  8. Kanna

    Started by stevenjd, 9th August 2020 09:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,096
    24th December 2020, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  9. contemporary blacksmiths

    Started by Howard Pollack, 6th December 2020 02:05 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    9th December 2020, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  10. Question King sharpening stones

    Started by Shedhand, 26th September 2020 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,645
    29th November 2020, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  11. Kumiko Jig - Made in Australia - WIGWOOD

    Started by Wigwood, 9th August 2020 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 674
    9th August 2020, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  12. Has something happened to Japan-Tool?

    Started by dmikulec, 12th January 2020 05:00 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 5,217
    20th July 2020, 02:47 AM Go to last post
  13. Japanese chisel makers marks

    Started by RustyKnives, 8th May 2020 10:32 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,549
    12th May 2020, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  14. Chris Hall

    Started by stevenjd, 22nd July 2019 09:51 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,902
    23rd April 2020, 03:10 AM Go to last post
  15. Recommendations for a high quality chisel.

    Started by Storm2point0, 2nd April 2020 09:40 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,174
    3rd April 2020, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Question about Fujihiro chisel shape

    Started by furnmkr, 5th March 2020 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 796
    7th March 2020, 03:58 PM Go to last post
  17. Guidance and advice sort

    Started by ninpoman, 23rd May 2018 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 5,862
    30th November 2019, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  18. Japanese irons for Western planes?

    Started by fudo133, 11th October 2019 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,161
    23rd October 2019, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  19. Japanese chisel ferrules/hoops

    Started by Oystercovecraft, 5th October 2019 07:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,434
    7th October 2019, 12:59 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,660
    9th September 2019, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  20. FREE sharpening seminars

    Started by Chris Parks, 28th June 2019 08:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,850
    30th July 2019, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  21. Japanese chisel identification

    Started by Don Kondra, 7th July 2019 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,065
    7th July 2019, 11:10 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 7,590
    12th June 2019, 07:47 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,753
    7th June 2019, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  22. Value of Double Bevel Straight Edge With Notch

    Started by thumbsucker, 14th May 2019 11:20 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,743
    4th June 2019, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  23. DIY Japanese Joinery Website by Hisao Zen

    Started by thumbsucker, 9th April 2019 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11th May 2019, 12:15 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,349
    15th April 2019, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  24. Can anyone ID anymakers names

    Started by WA ANDY, 15th February 2019 04:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,777
    25th February 2019, 02:28 AM Go to last post
  25. Can you help ID these chisels?

    Started by Njphillips01, 13th February 2019 09:48 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,312
    14th February 2019, 01:56 PM Go to last post

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