This video is about the ubiquitous human activity of building with wood, and highlights common concerns faced by all woodworkers. By contrasting age-old Japanese tools, technology and techniques with the more common approaches in Western methodologies, the challenges, insights and options modern woodworkers face come into clearer resolution.
Hand Tools with Frank Klausz will inspire you to move away from your power tools and try woodworking with your hands alone. Frank Klausz demonstrates how to sharpen a chisel in no time, how to rehabilitate flea market tools, how to flatten the bottom of a plane and how to stand and hold the plane while using it, how to set and sharpen a bandsaw and how to saw straight and smoothly. The refinement that hand tools will bring to your work will be extraordinary and distinctive from machine-produced pieces.