Importance of Japanese Turning Tools

by Charles Ryan Cutting Tools Distributor

Traditional Japanese woodworking tools have gained popularity in recent years. This might be due to people's natural inclination to explore novel or unusual experiences. Still, it is likely also connected to a widespread belief that the quality of many common Western tools has been steadily declining for some time. 


How Japanese Turning Tools are helpful -


On the other hand, the Japanese customer has very high standards and prefers to buy from smaller workshops where the master craftsman oversees a team of apprentices & journeymen. It represents a way of life in which respect for history and the expertise of master artisans is paramount. In general, woodworking—whether for the construction of buildings or rooms or the making of fixtures and furnishings—plays a larger role in the Japanese Turning Tools culture and economy than it does in those most Western countries. 


What are the Traditional Japanese woodworking techniques -


Traditional Japanese woodworking techniques are still taught through an extended period of apprenticeship. During this time, an apprentice learns the importance of treating high-quality equipment with respect until he has earned the right to use it. One must have a healthy amount of awe and reverence for the instrument and a thorough knowledge of its capabilities. The Japanese craftsman with wood is needs to be swift and precise. No matter how talented he is, he won't be recognized as a craftsman if he can't complete his work quickly and at a high standard. 


Through generations of practice and refinement, Japanese tool-making has become exemplary. The laminated design of chisel & plane blades is thought to have originated in Japan. To this day, the finest Japanese-edged tools are still crafted in this manner, despite the high cost & high level of complexity involved. As unexpected as it may be that this production process can be lucrative, Japan's high-end hand tool sector is still largely a cottage industry, controlled by many small family-owned businesses. 


Japanese and Western Indexable Drills are functionally equivalent in every way. That's a vital point to make. After all, a chisel is just a tool for chopping wood that requires a good, polished piece of steel. However, they take on a visually distinct appearance, and these variances have cultural as well as technical origins. Tools in the Japanese tradition are meant to be used for as long as possible without becoming a hindrance to the work at hand; hence they are also lightweight & extremely functional. 




The blades generally are typically composed of a laminated design and are a bit heftier than their Western equivalents. Thin, highly hard steel is used for the backs and edges, while softer, more robust steel is used for the topmost supporting surfaces. The end product is a tool that can take & maintain an extremely sharp edge.

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