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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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News and Events - Japanese Joinery Masterclass

The Japanese Tool Group will run a four-day Masterclass in Japanese hip rafter joinery from 15-18 Au......

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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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Japanese Oire Nomi Chisel Set

Since becoming Editor of WPP, I've been fascinated by Japanese carpentry. With that in mind, I ......

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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 - The Art of Topiary

When we think of precision-clipped and shaped trees, plants and shrubs, our thoughts would probably ......

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Michael Scarborough

Michael Scarborough is a very intriguing turner and it is unfortunate that I only came across his wo......

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Japanese Inspired Jewellery Box

Many of you by now will have guessed that I enjoy and gain much inspiration for my work from Japanes......