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9 Japanese Woodworking: A Gift Guide for Beginners

Square (Sashigane) $44

The notoriously difficult to photograph Japanese square is another important element to traditional woodworking. It’s thin flexible blade is the perfect compliment to the sumitsubo and sumisashi. Since they come in inch, millimeter and shaku (traditional Japanese measurement system) be sure to select the one right for you.


Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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Japanese Woodworking: A Gift Guide for Beginners


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