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Questions (and Answers) about Japanese Woodworking Tools

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Questions (and Answers) about Japanese Woodworking Tools

Folks who haven’t experienced Japanese woodworking tools frequently have a few (and common) questions about the tools. Wilbur Pan answers those common questions here, such as what to buy and how difficult are they to use and maintain? For more on Japanese tools, visit: http://bit.ly/wilburpan. For information on everything woodworking, visit popwood.com.

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  1. Popular Woodworking, this is a great video. Are you taking bets as to who can guess whom the workshop belongs to?
    That birdseye tool tray behind Wilbur and burl on the wall look like that of a Hungarian gent of the highest caliber.
    Beaut video by the way!
    Regards from Australia,

  2. Great advice … over the years mixing Japanese and Western tools has led to some conflict, but mostly just in my own mind. It would be nice that we could all grow up with a person like Toshio Odate to start us off correctly but that rarely seems to be the case. Jpn saws saved my bacon until I learned what a "sharp" western saw really was all about.

  3. i love wood working thank's for that wonderful technics that you share sad to say that i don't have that kind of tools you have i wish i could have

  4. sharpening on sandpaper with a granite flat plate can round over your bevel, I use both stones and sandpaper


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