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Eastern Influence: Using Japanese Tools

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.

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Several of the Japanese tools Sandor has collected have the maker's mark etched into them. This saw was made by a famous Japanese toolmaker. The process for making this saw starts with iron dust. The forging process for a tool like this could take weeks. It's valued at about $15,000 without a handle.

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