Hello! I am Takami Kawai, a Japanese carpenter.

I enjoy woodworking at the Suikoushya in Kyoto.

In addition to repairing shrines and renovating old houses, we share fine woodworking with people, hold woodworking classes around the world, and hold joinery solo exhibitions.  


Today, I will explain the theme “How to use a plane japanese woodworking tools”.

have fun!

When sharpening the blade, the whetstone should always be flat.

And when the blade is completely flat, the whetstone and the beveled surface of the blade will stick together.

The sticking of the blade and whetstone is evidence that the blade and whetstone are flat. Anyway, it’s important to keep the whetstone flat to flatten the blade.   




At Suikoushya, we share traditional Japanese woodworking techniques and skills. Since it is a small group system, we will provide guidance tailored to each individual’s skills, from beginners to woodworking professionals. Please join us!
I look forward to sharing fine woodworking with you.


One month Japanese woodworking classes

How to use a plane japanese woodworking tools
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