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.
SawStop Table Saws with their patented safety brake system are now available through The Japan Woodworker.
Scott Phillips and Phil Fuentes demonstrate Japanese hand plane tuning and the accessory tools to accomplish the task of a finely tuned plane. Featured are Iwasaki files and the Matusi straight-edge, available at Japan Woodworker.
How to sharpen the bevel on Japanese Chisels (and other blades). Demonstrated by Phil Fuentes and interviewed by Scott Phillips.
First step in chisel sharpening is to make sure that the back is flat. Scott Philips interviews Phil Fuentes on this process. Tools available at the Japan Woodworker website or at participating Woodcraft stores nationwide.