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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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The body of this plane consists of two halves that are bonded together with bolts. The blade is set in between the two bolts. To narrow the chamfer, bring the blades closer by tightening the bolts. To widen the chamfer, set them farther apart. This specialty plane is used for cutting sharp edges off of boards.

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