By Toshio Odate

An entire consultant to the instruments utilized by a shokunin, or grasp eastern craftsman, this e-book is perfect for either starting woodworkers.

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They were just like the Western wooden square. l I I I :\ small square is often used by tategu-shi to check the squareness of shoji members. This one, about the size of the makigane, is not Japanese but English, yet is a favorite tool for the way it fits in the hand. 32 Chapter 2 Kiga ta-Jogi (Block Gauge) Kigata-}ogi are templates for marking an angle and guiding the saw cut. They are available in many different shapes, including tomegata-jOgi, umanori-jOgi, nama-tomegata-jOgi and tsubakuro-tomegata-jogi.

Long. For its length, it is quite wide, which helps facilitate deep, straight cutting. It was originally used, along with a chisel, by carpenters to make a deep groove (kamoe) in an interior beam to house the top rail of a sliding door. The top edge of the kamoehiki·nokogiri is bent upward so that the carpenter's hand does not touch the work. Today, these grooves are made with a groove-making plane (p. 1 03), but the kamoehiki-nokogiri is used to score the groove in wood with knots or jumpy grain, thus easing the plane's work.

Stan the ryoba-noko using the fingernail of the index finger or thumb of the left hand as a guide. R yoba-noko are usually used with both hands, although the small size can be used with one hand . ) Keep in mind when using the saw that, in general, the greater the angle of the saw to the work, the easier the cut; the smaller the angle, the better control. When cutting wood between V. in. and Yi in. thick, use smaller angles to decrease the vibration of the wood. Thick wood will require a greater angle, All saws are started in the same way as this rip­ ping kataba-nokogiri, using the fingernail of the thumb on the left hand as a guide.

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