Different types of wood have different hardnesses, so it is necessary to cut with the fit in mind. For example, if the wood is a hard wood such as zelkova, cherry, or oak, it will be difficult to fit if it is processed too tightly. If the wood is soft, such as walnut, katsura, or pine, it is okay to make it a little tighter.
This can be adjusted by changing the thickness of the ink line.
The thicker the black line, the tighter the fit will be, and the thinner the line, the looser the fit will be. The difference is only about 0.1mm, but it is very important.
Marking is an important work that affects accuracy, so the pen that serves as the tool is important. Of course, the most important thing is to have a good eye.


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Marking is an important work that affects accuracy