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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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Simple Tools(5 of 17)

Simple Japanese planes consist of the blade, a tapered chip breaker to hold the blade in place and the wood body of the plane. The plane on the left is a spoon-bottom plane. The bottom of the plane body is curved in two dimensions. The tool on the right is a chamfer plane.

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