Woodworker, artist & teacher Toshio Odate goes deep into philosophical discussions of Japanese tools and traditions with more than two hours of conversation on:
- Natural vs. man-made sharpening stones (and how and why he’s come around to the manufactured variety)
- The differences between Japanese and Western craft education and philosophies—and how things have changed during his lifetime
- Japanese saws and planes (with a surprising revelation about modern makes of both)
- And much more
This in-depth visit with Toshio Odate is an intimate visit with one of America’s living legends.
About the Host
Toshio Odate came to the United States in 1958 with one-year plan of introducing to the country Japanese woodworking tools before moving on. Instead, he began a long and storied teaching career and built an international reputation for his work as a sculptor and woodworker. In his “retirement,” he continues to sculpt and build in his Connecticut shop, and shares lessons of a lifetime through magazine articles, books, videos and more.