Beginning Japanese Woodworking || Basic Tool Kit

Beginning Japanese Woodworking || Basic Tool Kit

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lemongrasspicker

Places to find high quality tools
https://suzukitool.com/

https://www.toolsfromjapan.com/store/

http://www.hidatool.com/

Tool List below for those inclined.

1. 9 1/2″ Ryoba Saw
2. 1 Try Square and 1 Adjustable Square
3. 275-375 gram Hammer. Wooden Hammer for adjusting a kanna
4. Chisels
3mm
18-30mm
30-42mm
5. A single high quality NEW kanna. 50-70mm in size. High quality means not 50$.

50 Comments

  1. Farzam Mohajer on February 11, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Very refreshing to hear someone who doesn’t overcomplicate life



  2. Michael Heuermann on February 11, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Great. Thank you and an extra thank you for dispensing with the long winded waffle that often accompanies this type of posting.



  3. Cosmin on February 11, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    meh @ samurai carpenter.



  4. Robert Brunston on February 11, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Very good! Thank you, how much did the Japanese plane cost? Thanks again.



  5. Kiki Lang on February 11, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks.



  6. fred white on February 11, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    What is a good book for beginning in woodwork in Japanese style



  7. Jörgen Börg on February 11, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    nice explenation, my friend!



  8. Alex G on February 11, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    This video was extremely helpful and informative! Please make more! My only question is as follows: are there any really good places that you’d recommend for acquiring these tools?



  9. Richard Seabrease on February 11, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Outstanding video. Thank you.



  10. conk shell on February 11, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    P.S. Got an "unsafe site" warning on the "tools from japan" link above..



  11. Ryan Bealer on February 11, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Only thing missing here would be a single marking gauge and a mortise marking gauge



  12. Carl Cooper on February 11, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    How much is a good plane going to cost?



  13. Sergeant Crow on February 11, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Just found these on eBay….. Outside my budget !

    Japanese Ebony ICHIHIRO Oiire Nomi – 6000 dollars…. Classy..

    !



  14. ruslan Ivanytskyy on February 11, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Have used this setup for a little while now to get the first few projects under my belt (got a basic sawhorse/planing board set up now), but am finding having one plane to be quite limiting, especially when it comes to repurposing found wood into square, workable pieces. My question to you, does it make sense to buy a second smoothing plane so I can turn my (slightly cheaper) plane into a cambered blade for flattening large surfaces/ removing finish more effectively?

    Thanks, appreciate all the work you put out. Always a useful reference point when starting new projects!



  15. Boozoo Chavis on February 11, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    The one thing I have discovered about woodworking, especially with hand tools is that we are really only limited by our imaginations. The main problem is we cannot buy skills or common sense, which is really what fuels our ability to expand our imaginations beyond a certain limit. Thanks for posting this video – it gave me a lot more to think about concerning japanese planes and chisels.



  16. jgarno100 on February 11, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Where do you buy all these?



  17. Migo-Migo on February 11, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Gotta second that plane! I used to think they were unnecessary but after getting one and trying it out, really changed my mind.



  18. Greg Carroll on February 11, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    So why not a wood mallet for the wood handled chisels? Using the same logic as whacking the expensive plane with a metal hammer, wouldn’t that damage the chisel handle too?



  19. Kiki Lang on February 11, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    I bought a combination Square. The numbers were printed on.The numbers wore off the first day I used it.



  20. Poe on February 11, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    I love your minimalist approach on woodworking, i wish i could partecipate to your challange but i’ll be away untill april 20 and i’ll never have enough time to make any projects, too bad because beside the plane i only miss some nice chisels to complete your japanese tool kit.



  21. The Wobbly Ninja on February 11, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    choosing my first kanna is overwhelming. so many types, so many names. any suggestion on what’s a good one to start with? I can do up to $200 if it will last a long time



  22. 63 Degrees North on February 11, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Can’t help but think of AvE every time I watch your vid-jay-ohs. Good on ya.



  23. Adam Underwood on February 11, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    you should do a video on kanna set up.



  24. Carl Cooper on February 11, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    How do you spell Damarion hammer?



  25. Jett Keyser on February 11, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for this…I am always a little unclear when approaching buying Japanese saws as to what represents quality…It is not always clear when simply seeing the saws on a site or in a catalogue…That said…the larger saw is working fine as is the dozuki…



  26. Tom Buskey on February 11, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    My chisel mallet head is a chunk of a branch from osage orange.



  27. Artur Hakobyan on February 11, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Hello, nice tools! How much a good 70mm blade hira kanna costs? Is the one for 200 euro is good enough?



  28. Chris Jones on February 11, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I gotta say. I like japanese tools and woodworking philosophy. But I’m sick of people making it out like only the japanese used joinery. But western woodworkers made some of the nicest joinery. And theres a reason veritas makes bedrock style planes. As opposed to wooden ones.



  29. theduck on February 11, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Good list of tools to start with, thank you for sharing 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻



  30. Madmoody21 on February 11, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    What sort of boring tools marking knife rasp.



  31. Craig Houdeshell on February 11, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    "’Tis a poor carpenter who blames his tools."



  32. DreamSideOut on February 11, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Good vid. Thanks for the list of basics.



  33. Robert Black on February 11, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    I’m after a bit of advice. Do you put a micro bevel on your plane blade?



  34. Triune Blades on February 11, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    One thing I think you should’ve added to the list is a hand drill of some type with auger bits. It’d make mortise and tenons especially a lot easier to accomplish because you wouldn’t need to remove so much material with chisels then. Awesome video!



  35. Bert on February 11, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Where did you buy the wetstones and the plate you use?



  36. Sir Eebral on February 11, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    hello, thanks… about to order a bunch of Japanese hand tools… I want to, for no reason, make things by hand without electricity. A traditional method.



  37. Mithrandir on February 11, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Love this video. I’ve been looking for a solid list of essential tools to start with, especially in a small apartment. I’m curious though which kind of plane to get? Looking at the sites in the description I see scraper, block, smoothing. As an absolute newbie I don’t know the difference. Happy I found this channel!



  38. Jason Mashburn on February 11, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    I bought my plane, and chisels from Japan of esty they are all from the 70s or 80s. I love them



  39. Seth Kazarians on February 11, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Great video. I’d also stress getting a good try square and combination square. If you get a cheap one that’s not square, there’s really nothing you can do to correct that.



  40. Bruce Brachman on February 11, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Informative video. I have questions about your hammer with the Osage Orange handle. You mentioned you cut a branch. DId you wait until it dried out before shaping and attaching the handle? (I have heard of others waiting years for cut wood to dry) I noticed that when you set the hammer down, the curve in the handle and the flat hammer head keeps it upright. Almost ready for you to grab without looking at it. Was this intentional? If so. Very clever. If not, very lucky. (The wise man told me to say that)



  41. Brian Cleary on February 11, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    This may be moot because I don’t know Japanese woodworking, but what about clamps, vices, planing stops, etc?



  42. caleb wiggins on February 11, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    I hit the subscribe as soon as you showed that hedge handle you made! Just want to know how many times you sharpened your tools making it!



  43. Joseph Laviolette on February 11, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Good list and good advice. The only thing you didn’t mention that I wouldn’t personally want to be without is a marking knife of some sort. Even a cheap box cutter will work if need be.



  44. TheMadDrizzle on February 11, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    You mention spending good money on a japanese plane. Any chance you can provide a good brand or brands to look for?



  45. Dangit_Bobby on February 11, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    A wise man once said, "Well, what can’t you build with that?"



  46. Milciades Andrion on February 11, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Woodworking may be funny if we have adequate tools and passion. Japanese woodworking is one of the best in the world.



  47. Gaz Gough on February 11, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    its sooo good to see one of these videos not saying you need to spend £500 on a set of chisels etc etc looking forward to seeing some more projects



  48. Rodavlasdt Geirke on February 11, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Great informative video. Thank you very much!



  49. Nonstop Gorgon58 on February 11, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Keep up the good work. Love your vids man.



  50. mywobblyhands on February 11, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    looking to start on japanese woodwork and this guide is definitely helpful 🙂 hopefully you’ll do some beginner project tutorials as well. It’s hard to find a good beginner tutorial for japanese woodworking