Woodworking, Top 5 Most Incredible Japanese Hand Tools That Will Open Up Your Mind!

Woodworking, Top 5 Most Incredible Japanese Hand Tools That Will Open Up Your Mind!

Hello Folks,
A few months ago, many viewers emailed me to express their interest in the traditional Japanese Woodworking Tools that show up in my previous videos so I decided to make a video about: “Woodworking, Top 5 Most Incredible Japanese Hand Tools That Will Open Up Your Mind!”, which includes Kanna (Japanese Planes), Nomi (Japanese Chisel), Ryoba (Japanese Saw), Sumi-tsubo & Sumisashi (Inkpot & bamboo pen ) and Chona (Traditional Japanese Adzes).

Additionally, a Japanese man named Toshio Odate wrote in his book, “Japanese Woodworking Tools”, that the adze, with the framing square and the ink line used to build a temple, were traditionally kept as treasures in the new building.

I edited the script, rewrote the content, new voices were recorded, new effects work, new music, new footage added and a new creation is created.

Today, this video will probably be more appealing because of the appearance of Master Craftsman: Shajimatsu (youtube/shajimatsu)

► Where to Buy & More Information
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Dozuki (Japanese Dovetail Saw): https://amzn.to/2VmME1Q

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  1. Jerry Nonofbss on June 21, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Where is OSHA @ 4:29?!

  2. Paul Merron on June 21, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Cant listen.

  3. avryptickle on June 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you for your insights, Internet robot voice. I’m glad to see that you have taken an interest in traditional Japanese woodworking. I can see how it appeals to you, given your young age and the issues of longing for simpler, less digital lifestyles, not to mention your lack of hands or a physical body. Nevertheless, your enthusiasm is heartwarming, and I can tell you’re genuinely excited to learn about new things, which is super-cool. See you in the trenches! Haha lol. I know I won’t.

  4. Сиб ес on June 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Perfektion in hohem Maße. Sehr schön. Nur bei 13,10 Minute wäre einfaches Stift sehr viel besser geeignet. Sonst alles WOW

  5. Jeff Martinez on June 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I believe your list is very comprehensive and very good however I believe the slick would probably be a little bit more important than the Aleze

  6. shimmy litera on June 21, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Great video as usual. In I last week I got this *_Get.FineWoodCraft.Kim_* 🔥🔥 🔥🔥. I feel more equipped than ever to take on projects, even with my small workshop and lack of expensive tools. I was worried about being a beginner to all this but it’s been a breeze!

  7. Mr. VDG on June 21, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Very fascinating sight! I’m thrilled!!!

  8. Stephen Shipley on June 21, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    interesting but can’t you find someone to read the words? This robot voice is very irritating, often putting the emphasis in the wrong place.

  9. John Camp on June 21, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Those thin sheets coming off that planer , doesn’t just happen by accident.

  10. 2.7 Petabytes on June 21, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Robot voice… UGH!!!

  11. Sauce Circuit on June 21, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Video is ruined by that ridiculous auto narration

  12. André Fernandez on June 21, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    the robot voice, and the awful music…but the tools are beautiful, and the wood
    work too…

  13. S Han on June 21, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Can’t stand the robotic voice. Otherwise, not bad.

  14. Robert on June 21, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    "Holy crap. I’m in love. Beep. Bop. Boop."

  15. Mijail Febres on June 21, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Making the bamboo pen or any other Japanese craft should always be played at real frame rate. That was disrespectful.

  16. Marty McFly on June 21, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    "high gain and ji gain" Ah. Good to know. Awesome narration.


    The poor quality of these videos is hilarious in contrast to the highly skilled people in them. Hilarious.

  17. Matthew Campbell on June 21, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I did not intend to use this woodworking book, “Bαzοmο Tdy Plαn” (Google it) but instead curious about it. I was really amazed after trying it. I was seeking to find out more about the art of woodworking, and was not disappointed. I discovered many topics such as wood types as well as designing your workshop. .

  18. Denny Rahadian on June 21, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    It’s ji-ga-ne. Not jygein. It’s a chisel not a kaijuu ffs

  19. Fried Egg on June 21, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    just wish i could have 1% of there skill and 100% of there dedecation to there craft.

  20. yosserc on June 21, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Hard to understand why the narration is so poor. It’s an interesting subject and perfectly well filmed so it’s a puzzle that you spend so little care on the voice-over.

  21. Tvideo on June 21, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    T H E Me Chann I Cul Vo Ice Is St U Pid.

  22. Silverone858lol on June 21, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    I wonder how many legs were hobbled with #5

  23. Wilhelm Taylor on June 21, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Interesting take on tools. I would add the thin, flexible framing square. I wonder, though, isn’t the adze a VERY old tool used by many other ancient and more recent cultures?

  24. Hello Kitty on June 21, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I loved watching this video but had to turn the sound off….

  25. Michael Tuckerman on June 21, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Too many commercials this isn’t freaking television time to unsubscribe pretty soon I will just give up on YouTube all together. I haven’t had television in years and probably never will

  26. Kun Lee on June 21, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    That ink and string tool is smart

  27. Victor Stalick on June 21, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    The most important part of tools is keeping them VERY sharp!!

  28. P. Upson on June 21, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    I would not want to use ink to do layouts. I’d have it all over my hands then have it all over the work and tools. It’d just be a really big mess.

  29. Brendan Ramroth on June 21, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Please switch from a computer generated voice to a real voice. This awesome video is absolutely hijacked by this computer voice. It mispronounced every Japanese word.

  30. Joel Seim on June 21, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Great video, vary interesting no wonder their buildings last hundreds of years I see why.

  31. Tome Rodrigo on June 21, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    That artificial robotic voice is ridiculous.

  32. Michael byrd on June 21, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    I personally believe happy Japanese and swiss have the best woodworking capabilities

  33. M W on June 21, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Anyone know what kind of wood they use (long timbers)

  34. Judge san on June 21, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    No electric planers to see here please move on, yet again beautiful workmanship.

  35. Johan on June 21, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Agonizingly slow work progress

  36. Randall McCorquodale on June 21, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Now I want a set of Japanese Hand Planes. 😉

  37. ppd417 on June 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Won’t watch to a video narrated by a robot. Stopped listening at 0:10.

  38. Paul B on June 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    You forgot to mention an important point with the Japanese saw–like the plane, it cuts on the pull stroke. Actually, these days, when I cut meat with a kitchen knife, I tend to concentrate on the pull stroke. It may be just in my mind, but I think it’s effective.

  39. u cool on June 21, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Not so sure when you said it was Japanese tools. All these tools were invented and being used in China before introduced to Japan. . But I had to said the Japanese preserved them well, some tool used in China were more westernised. The ink pot does no changed and many still using them China.

  40. Fidel Valenzuela on June 21, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Woodworking Enthusiasts
    Hindi mo lang na kikita Yan sa kinalikihan mo
    Rich kids ka kase😆😆

  41. MamboJambo on June 21, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    One very important thing about the tools, is that they are very sharp. Carpenters generally use very very sharp tools.

  42. rmcdaniel423 on June 21, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    That thing is gonna CRUSH the competition at the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.

  43. Bob Ridge on June 21, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Not bad but the speaker has no idea how to pronounce Japanese words. The author should have researched their pronunciation if he is so interested in Japanese tools. [I live in Japan and use many traditional woodworking tools].

  44. Mike Caffrey on June 21, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    this looed interesting but then – I heard that $%ckin crap lazy arsed computer voice!!! Channel should be closed down.
    You want to show a video of ancient crafts and the skills of these carpenters yet chose to disrespect it all by not even bothering with a proper commentary. You should be ashamed.

  45. Frank Z on June 21, 2022 at 10:02 pm


  46. John Camp on June 21, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    People will miss a great message, because they don’t like the messenger. What else have you missed in your life because things weren’t presented to you how you thought they should be??

  47. IBUMAX on June 21, 2022 at 10:06 pm


  48. Swedish Holmberg on June 21, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Hard to believe that these master craftsmen are paid very little and it is not a very resoected job…being a Japanese carpenter. Ive always said, just move over to Canada or the US and set up shop! I think they woukd do VERY well here making traditional tea houses.

  49. ats440you on June 21, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Excellent content….however I had to watch without sound due to the nauseating robot computer voice.

  50. 738polarbear on June 21, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    FFS stop with all this adoration of Japanese woodworkers and all the talk od disrespect . Its totally ridiculous. . How is music disrespectful . these comments are beyond pathetic.?Thats one of the first things I learnt 60 years ago as a cabinetmaker . Always cut towards yourself with a razor sharp tool. Pfft.