David Thiel talks with Sandor Nagyszalanczy, author of Tools: Rare and Ingenious, and cabinetmaker Patrick Huggins about the proper use of these beautiful handmade Japanese tools.
More in Home Improvement
One of the standout features of a Japanese hand plane is the blade, seen here. The metal often displays extraordinary patterns, a tradition carried down from the art of sword-making. The pattern derives from heating up two differently colored metals and folding them over and over. Acid-etching and wire brushing enhance the pattern. The cutting edge of the plane allows it to slice very thin layers.
10 Unique Ideas for Wedding Guest Books 10 Photos
10 Mediterranean-Inspired Outdoor Spaces 10 Photos
DIY Weddings: Table Setting Ideas 8 Photos
6 Simple DIY Headboards 6 Photos
Guide to Creating a Country Kitchen 3 Photos
DIY Weddings: Menu Ideas and Recipes 11 Photos
© 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.