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Japanese Chisels: How Samurai Tech Beats Modern ToolsUpcoming

Jan 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

Japanese chisels have a well-deserved reputation for being incredibly sharp, while holding their edge for a very long time. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to set up and use Japanese chisels in your workshop, and how and why centuries-old blacksmithing techniques can produce a tool that outshines modern-day offerings.

Other topics will include the wide variety of Japanese chisels, how to select and buy Japanese chisels (and other Japanese woodworking tools), demonstrations of techniques to get the most out of your chisels, and time for Q&A.

Skill Level:

Knowledge on how to use and sharpen chisels for woodworking projects is useful, but not necessary.

Skills you will learn:

Setting up a Japanese chisel Sharpening Techniques for using chisels

What You'll Need:

A Japanese chisel, sharpening equipment, and a hammer (about 13 oz.) is useful, but not necessary for this program

About your Facilitator:

I have written and taught about Japanese woodworking tools for the past 12 years, including articles written for Popular Woodworking and Mortise and Tenon magazines, and classes taught for Woodworking in America, Kezurou-kai USA, the Society for American Period Furniture Makers, and Maker Faire. I am also the author of the Giant Cypress blog, the best blog on Japanese tools.

Facilitator(s)

  • Wilbur Pan

    Wilbur Pan is a woodworker who lives in New Jersey, is the writer of the Giant Cypress blog, and has long had an interest in understanding the use of Japanese tools. He has written articles on Japanese tools for Popular Woodworking and Mortise and Tenon magazines, and has made a comprehensive video on Japanese woodworking tools for Popular Woodworking. He has given many talks on Japanese tools and Chinese furniture, including at Woodworking in America, Kezurou-kai USA, the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, and World Maker Faire New York. He is a member of the Central Jersey Woodworkers Association.

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Tickets

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Ticket - Japanese Chisels: How Samurai Tech Beats Modern Tools $75.00 (USD)  

Details

Dates:
Ticket - Japanese Chisels: How Samurai Tech Beats Modern Tools
  • Jan 15, 2022 11:00 am - 1:30 pm (Pacific)
Cost: $75.00
Age Range: 18+ 14-18 12-14
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

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