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Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit and Use
Odate, Toshio
Taunton Press, Inc.
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Sku: 01776
Notes: Very Good 4to (9 1/4" x 12 1/4") in dark blue cloth over boards, silver gilt lettering to spine, impression scuff to back cover, light sunning to top edge, very minor cocking to spine, else sharp tips, clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Very Good pictorial purple dustjacket, white, silver and red lettering to front, back and spine, small drawing of Japanese woodworking tool by Toshio Odate on the front panel, closed tears to top edge front and back, small closed tear to bottom edge, indented impression scuff to center of back panel, toning to top edge, else clean, intact, not price-clipped, and protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve. viii, 189 pp. replete with black-and-white drawings by Toshio Odate of woodworking tools alongside black-and-white how-to photographs of Odate at work, includes one full-page image of the artist with his son at the frontis, beside the dedication of this book to his son. Includes Dedication and Acknowledgements, an Introduction, an Afterword, Notes, an Index, and eleven chapters examining all aspects of Japanese woodworking tools from saws to sharpening stones, to hammers and knives. Each chapter is a deeply informative look at woodworking and its tools by a master craftsman at the pinnacle of his career. From the dustjacket: "...Odate's book is more than just a how-to guide. It also includes memories and stories that help the reader understand the spiritual as well as the practical nature of Japanese tools and the esteem in which they are held by traditional craftsmen". Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.