If you’ve ever been curious about Japanese pull saws, planes or chisels, here’s your chance to find out about this different – but remarkably similar – tool-making tradition. Wilbur Pan has been a woodworker for many years, primarily focusing on Japanese hand tools. In this video, he walks through the three most common Japanese hand tool categories, highlighting the construction of each tool, discusses the differences in metallurgy that gives these tools different properties and talks about the best methods for shopping for Japanese woodworking tools. With just a little bit of knowledge you’ll consider trying out Japanese tools in your workshop!
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Wilbur Pan is a woodworker from New Jersey, and has been interested in Japanese tools ever since discovering the joys of hand tool woodworking. He has published articles on Japanese tools in Popular Woodworking Magazine, has taught numerous classes on Japanese tools including at Woodworking in America, and is responsible for giant Cypress (giantcypress.net), a blog focusing on Japanese tool use.