You can learn the basics of Japanese woodworking, especially Japanese furniture making. Here is a series of videos explaining how to use Japanese tools.
How to Use a Shiragaki (Japanese Marking Knife)
This is how to use a "Shiragaki" (Japanese marking knife) for detailed woodworking. Drawing a line around a piece of wood may seem easy. However, even the slightest deviation will affect the finished product. The accurate marking of a line is of utmost importance in woodworking skills.
How to Use a Genno (Chisel Hammer)
This is how to use a "Genno" (chisel hammer) for detailed woodworking. Learning the correct way to hold the hammer and posture will enable you to process the chisel accurately. In addition to furniture making, this technique is also useful for making joints.
How to Use a Kehiki (Japanese Marking Gauge)
This is how to use a "Kehiki" (Japanese marking gauge) for accurate marking, one of the Japanese woodworking tools. Accurate marking is the most important process in woodworking. Kehiki has low processing resistance and can draw a clean line.
How to Use a Dozuki Saw
It is the basics of Japanese woodworking, especially Japanese furniture making. This video shows the basic posture and how to crosscut / rip-cut when using Dozuki saw. If you are new to Japanese pull saws or want to know how to use them properly, please watch now.
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