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  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: 35,624
    23rd August 2020, 03:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 20,737
    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: 31,549
    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: 18,393
    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: 38,886
    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: 18,167
    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: 10,898
    3rd March 2007, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  1. My small haul from Japan

    Started by shanesmith80, 19th February 2024 02:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 896
    23rd February 2024, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  2. Presumably antique workbench

    Started by marsch, 30th January 2024 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 613
    16th February 2024, 09:46 PM Go to last post
  3. Stores in Japan

    Started by shanesmith80, 12th December 2023 08:17 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,145
    23rd December 2023, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  4. buyer beware. iida tool declares bankruptcy. No tool. No refund.

    Started by AR&MJ, 28th December 2022 09:38 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 7,637
    11th December 2023, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  5. Anybody know how this kana with set screws works?

    Started by jwoodcraft, 17th November 2023 09:27 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 505
    20th November 2023, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  6. A neck chisel

    Started by GRadice, 27th October 2023 02:06 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 889
    17th November 2023, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Masking a planer video

    Started by taz01, 5th September 2023 06:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,030
    23rd September 2023, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  8. Tool Event Video in Japan

    Started by Pat, 4th July 2023 05:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,782
    4th July 2023, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  9. Can you help me identify this kanna and its use?

    Started by Jon Hiller, 21st June 2023 09:57 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 620
    21st June 2023, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  10. A pair of kiwaggana

    Started by GRadice, 29th April 2022 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,182
    21st June 2023, 01:56 AM Go to last post
  11. Suggestions for these chisels

    Started by Huon pine fan, 2nd June 2023 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 725
    4th June 2023, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  12. Japanese kanna info

    Started by Chipbreaker, 1st August 2022 01:01 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 964
    1st June 2023, 01:18 AM Go to last post
  13. Two kakeya

    Started by GRadice, 16th May 2023 11:54 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 629
    16th May 2023, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  14. Wari Kebiki – Japanese slitting gauge

    Started by Pac man, 4th February 2023 12:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 847
    6th May 2023, 02:26 AM Go to last post
  15. An azebiki and mentori kanna

    Started by GRadice, 12th April 2023 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 545
    12th April 2023, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  16. Any one know what this tool is?

    Started by jwoodcraft, 26th October 2022 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,534
    30th March 2023, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  17. A master at work

    Started by hurcorh, 4th September 2022 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 941
    4th September 2022, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  18. Saw handles?

    Started by jwoodcraft, 13th August 2022 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 952
    21st August 2022, 03:08 AM Go to last post
  19. Sashigane

    Started by GRadice, 12th August 2022 01:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,003
    12th August 2022, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  20. Z Saw Japanese Compound Saw Guide - Thoughts?

    Started by cpsmusic, 7th July 2022 03:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,119
    9th July 2022, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  21. Chisel set and box

    Started by jwoodcraft, 8th July 2022 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 743
    8th July 2022, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  22. Bevel up Japanese plane blade

    Started by youngjacky, 28th June 2022 10:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,312
    8th July 2022, 05:06 AM Go to last post
  23. New member, some assorted tool questions

    Started by jwoodcraft, 2nd June 2022 09:31 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 885
    5th June 2022, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  24. Inspection before purchase… odd things you see

    Started by Clinton1, 7th March 2022 03:58 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,352
    6th April 2022, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  25. River red gum hammer handles

    Started by GRadice, 30th March 2022 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,000
    5th April 2022, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  26. Japanese chisels and Aussie timbers

    Started by Waldo, 25th February 2022 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,460
    1st March 2022, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  27. Someone is sliding down a Slippery Nomi slope

    Started by Pat, 12th January 2022 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,851
    15th January 2022, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  28. Japanese Kanna Plane

    Started by ragsdownunder, 9th January 2022 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 813
    11th January 2022, 01:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,225
    24th October 2021, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  29. Buying Japanese tools on ebay, advice needed.

    Started by Woodforge, 25th September 2021 09:00 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,282
    7th October 2021, 10:13 PM Go to last post

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