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The Care and Use of Japanese Woodworking Tools: Saws, Planes, Chisels, Marking Gauges, Stonesby Kip Mesirow and Ron Herman
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Japanese tools are manufactured to perform at the high level top craftspeople demand, but they work differently than Western tools: saws cut on the pull, not the push, and need to be properly maintained to provide decades of useful service. Covering four major tool categories (plus sharpening stones) the authors guide the woodworker or hobbyist step by step, using detailed line drawings and concise how-to explanations.
Essential information for hobbyists and professionals; fully illustrated
About the Author
Cofounder of the Japan Woodworker in Berkeley in 1971, and later Hida Japanese Tool Company. Has been to Japan numerous times, and studied joinery with Makoto Imai, highly regarded teahouse builder. Projects include buildings at the SF Zen Center. Now manufactures custom copper light and other architectural fixtures in Vermont.
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