Iain grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he first became acquainted with woodworking.
What is special about Japanese tools that sets them apart from their western counterparts? Five qualities come to mind: tradition, tool design that offers centuries of tried and proven use, unmatched craftsmanship, the steel used, and, of course, the pure beauty of the tools.
The Japanese Kanna or smoothing plane is a pull-style tool with a heavy-duty blade designed for efficiency and using the body to control and operate it.
Tom Monahan demonstrates how to refinish and upcycle kitchen cabinets with Milk Paint.
The Pro Edge Plus from Robert Sorby represents the ultimate in sharpening for all of your woodworking, carving, and woodturning tools.
Our Tasai 4/4˝ Damascus Cabinetmaker's Mortise Chisel is hand forged by master chisel maker Akio Tasai.