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Furniture in the Japanese Style

The developing style of a nation has its roots deeply embedded in centuries of cultural evolution. N......

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Understanding Japanese saws

Traditional Japanese woodworking was carried out by a local shokunin or mastercraftsman. The tools t......

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Understanding Japanese waterstones

Now we come to the thorny subject of sharpening. I am going to tell you how I use Japanese waterston......

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Understanding Japanese Planes

The Japanese love timber surfaces and the preparation of them is an important part of their woodwork......

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Feature Mondays - Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum in Japan

Japan in late spring and the trees are in full leaf everywhere: in the Imperial Palace Gardens in To......

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Pullsaws Group Test

I use pullsaws for a range of tasks such as dovetails, flush-cutting and for all kinds of difficult ......

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All about Chisels

Furniture makers chisels can be broadly considered in two groups, those with bevel-edged shafts and ......

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Kit and Tools Tuesdays - Mujingfang Japanese Pattern Chamfer Plane

This is my first tentative step towards owning a fully fledged Japanese-style plane for use in the w......

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Feature Mondays - The Magic of Hand Tools

What is it about hand tools that makes them so special for many of us and why do they generate such ......

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Gyokucho Saws

Gyokucho, one of the top makers of replaceable-blade Japanese saws, have introduced Eva Grip handles......

 

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