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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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Different Cuts(15 of 17)

Each saw cuts differently. The Western saw is hard to start into the cut and leaves a rough edge. The Japanese saw starts easy with a thinner cut and a smoother line. Notice the different edges on either side of this board.

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