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8.5 x 11"
The Care and Use of Japanese Woodworking Tools
Saws, Planes, Chisels, Marking Gauges, Stones
Japanese tools are manufactured to perform at the high level top craftspeople demand, but they work differently from 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.
About the Author(s)
Studied the history of Japanese gardens at Kyoto University and taught at Cal Berkeley in the departments of architecture and landscape architecture as a visiting lecturer for 20 years.