Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit, and Use
Odate was trained in Japan. In this book, he covers the history and use of each tool. Planes, saws, chisels, sharpening stones, etc. The philosophy and techniques of Japan's masters are dealt with. This is the best book dealing with Japanese tools and techniques. Invaluable if you...
Odate was trained in Japan. In this book, he covers the history and use of each tool. Planes, saws, chisels, sharpening stones, etc. The philosophy and techniques of Japan's masters are dealt with. This is the best book dealing with Japanese tools and techniques. Invaluable if you treasure fine tools and the emotions that go with them.
Paperback, 189 pages
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A handsome Limited Edition copy of Toshio Ōdate’s classic Japanese Woodworking Tools is available from Woodcraft while supplies last.
Ōdate wrote the book in 1984 to introduce the English-speaking world to Japanese tools, craftsmanship, tradition, and philosophy of the shokunin, the traditional Japanese craftsman who worked strictly with hand tools.