Search:

Type: Posts; User: Brian Holcombe; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    48
    Views
    3,138

    Ah, I've made that as well. I use the azebiki...

    Ah, I've made that as well. I use the azebiki saw for that, the long neck allows for it. The only persistent issue can be that you can't really drill the hole at the bottom of the kerf like you...
  2. Thank you Ken! Glad to see that the spirit of...

    Thank you Ken! Glad to see that the spirit of this video was conveyed and received! Much appreciated!





    Brian, your video is fantastic – the slow-motion footage of shavings spilling from...
  3. Stan, I think the Japanese workbench is more...

    Stan,

    I think the Japanese workbench is more adaptable. Set it on tall horses and I can plane comfortably. Set it on low horses and I can chop comfortably or set it on the floor for the same. ...
  4. Replies
    39
    Views
    1,533

    The most important things are to have good...

    The most important things are to have good geometry and remove the burr entirely. I do this by having a flat back and bevel and maintaining them by removing the wear every time I sharpen.
  5. Pat B, there will be more, this is intended as an...

    Pat B, there will be more, this is intended as an introduction to my work not a 'how-to'. We wanted something that would introduce the spirit of the work to people entering my website and give a...
  6. Replies
    48
    Views
    3,138

    Nice work Prashun, finished table looks great! I...

    Nice work Prashun, finished table looks great! I like how the bench is shaping up!
  7. I'm hoping that it makes the rounds, would love...

    I'm hoping that it makes the rounds, would love to see people really share it.

    Haha, I will take these under consideration :D Solid gold Jikatabi!?!
  8. Thanks Gents, much appreciated! Patrick,...

    Thanks Gents, much appreciated!

    Patrick,
    Appreciate the feedback! Good eye! My friend Tommy did all of the videography, I encouraged him to take it anywhere he wanted and we bounced around...
  9. Japanese Tools/Shoji Video introduction

    My good friend Tommy Bartlett is videographer. We've been working on a project together, this is the first 1/2.

    Enjoy


    https://videopress.com/v/XbjGe6vW
  10. This is how I would describe my Japanese chisels.

    This is how I would describe my Japanese chisels.
  11. They do import some steel from Sweden, but much...

    They do import some steel from Sweden, but much of it is produced by Hitachi.

    As far as sophistication goes, Japanese blade smiths were working with polishers as to be able to examine the grain...
  12. Absolutely, Stan has helped me tremendously!

    Absolutely, Stan has helped me tremendously!
  13. More important than the mail, I'm very glad that...

    More important than the mail, I'm very glad that you are ok!
  14. I've gotten feedback from native Japanese users,...

    I've gotten feedback from native Japanese users, westerners and expats, unsolicited, on my tools and the makers are held in high regard. Basically I've determined through various sources that if...
  15. Replies
    18
    Views
    915

    He's got an impressive handle in things, he makes...

    He's got an impressive handle in things, he makes AYC look like cellophane (but of course thinner).
  16. Replies
    18
    Views
    915

    Same person and same mic, so he's giving quality...

    Same person and same mic, so he's giving quality results in both case. It was actually the competition mic.
  17. Replies
    18
    Views
    915

    Interesting, that could certainly be the case. ...

    Interesting, that could certainly be the case. Dryness did seem to have an incredible effect. One person taking 15 micron passes on the competition board was able to return home and take a 3 micron...
  18. Replies
    18
    Views
    915

    My best to date is 8 micron, that is correct. ...

    My best to date is 8 micron, that is correct.

    14 can be difficult on the full length of the beam, unbroken, depending on how the wood is behaving. Apparently a board that is sufficiently dry is...
  19. My pleasure! That's accurate for most of...

    My pleasure!

    That's accurate for most of Kikuhiromaru in my experience, some better than others of course. They're great chisels however, these have been through it and are my go-to.
  20. The edge is fine, my photography/lighting is to...

    The edge is fine, my photography/lighting is to blame.

    https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/img_8473.jpg
  21. I agree completely. I don't really place a high...

    I agree completely. I don't really place a high value on perfect-perfect. I like a bit of handmade touch, handmade perfection as it were and also agree that the tell-tale signs of quality in my...
  22. Very true there is plenty of manufacturing in...

    Very true there is plenty of manufacturing in Japanese tools. Most of what I'm referring to are going to range from partially handmade to fully handmade individual makers. This is not necessarily...
  23. Robert, than can be true but it depends on the...

    Robert, than can be true but it depends on the smith. In my experience Konobu and Kunikei are finishing at an incredible level made all the more impressive by the fact that it is done mainly by sen...
  24. You guys have covered the differences quite well....

    You guys have covered the differences quite well. I use both western and Japanese planes and in practically every other group of tools I use exclusively Japanese tools.

    I think it's important to...
  25. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,102

    I'd probably use old growth douglas fir for...

    I'd probably use old growth douglas fir for something like this.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4