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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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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.

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