News & Views: Re-Released Classic

Linden Publishing plans to release a special edition of master craftsman Toshio Odate’s definitive tome on traditional Japanese hand tools. Each of 500 copies of Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit, and Use will be numbered, signed by Odate, and stamped with his family crest. The special edition includes a new preface by Odate, reflecting on his life using traditional Japanese tools and how their place in woodworking has changed since the volume was first published in 1984. The book will go on sale in early 2022.

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