July 6, 2012
The final installment of a three part series on tuning up a new Japanese bench chisel. Learn how to set the hoop and peen over the end of the handle…
June 9, 2012
In part two of a three-part series on tuning up Japanese chisels, learn tips on back-flattening and sharpening.
June 2, 2012
Some techniques for tuning up Japanese bench chisels in this three-part series.
May 5, 2012
A recent project allows for some funky experimentation with mitered finger joints.
March 30, 2012
Recently I received a box full of used Japanese carpentry tools from my Aikido teacher in Japan. In this post I list the tools by their Japanese names and describe…
March 9, 2012
In the final installment of this 3-part series, it's time to glue the case up, fit the doors, and apply a finish
January 20, 2012
This post covers in detail how I created the half blind dovetails that join the cabinet sides to the top. Below are ample photos and discussion of the process from…
January 10, 2012
Learn what's involved in building a Cherry entertainment center using Japanese handplanes for super-smooth stock preparation in part one of a three-part blog series
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