DIY Network

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.

More in Home Improvement

Specialty Jobs(6 of 17)

This specialty plane is used for applications that require wood to be hollowed out, such as the seat of a chair or the face of an oar. The blade of this tool is wedged right into the body of a plane. A mallet or small hammer is used to adjust the tool or to remove the blade.

Next Photo: Adjustable

Advertisement