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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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Chisels(9 of 17)

Some chisels were made using the same type of folding technique seen in the hand planes. The iron used to make the blades was originally employed in anchor chains. The pre-1800 wrought iron has properties that make the chisels strong.

Other chisels are made to be used for specialized application. Each is made with different surface techniques, including etching, hammering and wire brushing.

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