How to Make Stylish Kiridashi/Utility Knife
How to Make Stylish Kiridashi/Utility Knife: I'm not a huge knife enthusiast but couple months ago I tried making my first knife. That was a very interesting and quite simple project. Having some spare time on a weekend I tought I should make try to make another one. I have had this design stu…
Sunday ToolFoolery - A Pair of Japanese Marking Gauges (Kebiki)
After completing a large shoji screen last year, I vowed to make myself a couple of Japanese marking gauges that were robust enough to lay out large tenons. A quick trip through the Japan Woodworker catalogue gave me some inspiration about the design, as well as a source for the razor-sharp marking knives that are the business end of this contraption. First of all, I'm no tool fetishist. I believe that Wharton Esherick said it best when he explained that he would "use any tool that'll do…
Hand Tools #6 - Japanese Woodworking Tools - Part 2: Hand Planes
With regard to Hand Planes, you will definitely get excellent value for your money with Japanese models. The simplicity of the planes is unique and therefore a good basic Japanese Plane will set you back less than half the price of a good basic Western version.
You Need A Japanese Swordsmith's Hammer - Crossed Heart Forge
Three reasons why *you* need a Japanese swordsmith’s hammer for forging knives. Size – the small face is better suited for working on a narrow target, keeping the hammer from hitting the anvil as the bevel gets thinner Weight – though the… Continue reading →
Woodworking with the Router Hardcover
Still the Undisputed Champion of Router How-to Books More than 10 years after its original publication, WOODWORKING WITH THE ROUTER remains the most highly regarded--and best-selling--router manual available. Clear, comprehensive, and readable, it's packed with the techniques and tricks you'll need to unleash your router's incredible potential. All that and more is covered in this expanded, thoroughly revised and updated edition. Hundreds of large, clear photos and drawings--now in full…
Japanese Handsaws 25% Off This Weekend
Woodcraft has a wide selection of Japanese handsaws varying from Ryoba saws to Dozuki saws. Whether you’re looking for a Japanese saw to use for joinery cuts or to use as a general purpose saw we have what you’re looking for.
Takakatsu Special Japanese Planes
These Takakatsu planes come from the small smithy Takakatsu, which is specialised in supplying schools and woodworking classes. With these planes you can expect a decent quality at a very low price.