About Us

Japanese Tools was founded by Christian Timbs in 2009.

Christian is a furniture designer/maker working from a workshop in Southern Sydney. His background and experience extends from cabinet making in the UK, to studying furniture design in Tasmania under well known craftsmen, to working in Japan making furniture.

Apart from his background in wood work, he has a very fortunate connection with Japan through his marriage with Tomoko. This has landed Christian in a position to setup Japanese Tools and allows him to sell the tools he uses every day in his profession.

Christian will be attending all the Working with Wood shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. He will also be at the Perth Wood show, Tools and Techniques show in Mittagong NSW and selected wooden boat festivals.  

Japanese Tools sells high quality hand tools used for all types of crafts and skills.

Centuries of experience behind these tools and the stories that tell them, reflects in the fine work done by craftsmen.

Japan has a vast history of hand made tools across many disciplines.