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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 their basic functions. I also discuss how I cleaned up of the 30 mm carpenter's chisel. I plan to cover the rehabilitation of other tools in future posts.view details
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 laying out to sawing, chiseling and final fitting of the joints.view details
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 seriesview details
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