Jay_SpeetjensGreensboro, NC, US
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 on a oire-nomi.
In part two of a three-part series on tuning up Japanese chisels, learn tips on back-flattening and sharpening.
Some techniques for tuning up Japanese bench chisels in this three-part series.
A recent project allows for some funky experimentation with mitered finger joints.
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.
In the final installment of this 3-part series, it's time to glue the case up, fit the doors, and apply a finish
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.
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