Chisel Tips

Setting Up a Japanese Chisel - Part 3 of 3 - Sharpening the Bevel

Oct 7, '21

It's time to get this chisel sharp and get to work!  Sharpening a Japanese chisel follows the same principles as any edged woodworking tool. We greatly prefer to use waterstones, but you can make use of whatever sharpening method you prefer (as long as it's not a high speed grinder!)....

Setting up a Japanese Chisel - Part 2 of 3 - Lapping the Back

Oct 7, '21

Lapping the back of a Japanese chisel allows it's cutting edge to achieve it's full potential, and be referenced correctly against straight lines when driving or flat surfaces when paring. The Kanaban The teachers who we have had the pleasure to host in our workshop have relied on the kanaban...

Setting up a Japanese Chisel - Part 1 of 3 - Setting the Hoop

Oct 7, '21

Getting the most from your Japanese chisel requires that it  be set up and tuned before use. In this first video of a three part series, we set the hoop on a large carpenter's chisel. Bear in mind that if you own any of our chisels by Musouken, Kamiwaza or...