Note: We have sold out of our allocation of this title.
Hardbound special edition with a slipcase. Signed, stamped and numbered by the author. Only 500 copies available. With upgraded paper, binding, cloth cover and endsheets.
One of the most important woodworking books published in the 20th century, “Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit & Use” introduced Japanese woodworking tools and methods to the English-speaking woodworking world.
The book remains, in our opinion, the best treatise on Japanese tools for any woodworker seeking to explore this great woodworking tradition. First printed in 1984, “Japanese Woodworking Tools” electrified the English-speaking woodworking world and helped introduce Japanese chisels, sharpening stones, saws and planes to the West.
Now the publisher, Linden Publishing, has created a special edition of this worthy book. Printed in the United States using high-quality paper and a sewn binding, this new edition comes in a beautifully printed slipcase. The book features nice endsheets, each signed, stamped and numbered by Odate.
The publisher has printed 500 copies of this special edition. Once they are gone, they will be gone forever. Lost Art Press has been allocated 100 copies of this book to sell. (The book will not be available through Amazon or other mass-market retailers.)
We are pleased to carry this book, as it has been one of our favorites for decades.
If you have ever wanted a durable and permanent copy of this standard woodworking book, or know someone whose life has been changed by Odate’s work, we think you will be quite pleased with this special edition.
19 thoughts on “Sold Out: ‘Japanese Woodworking Tools’ Special Edition”
Awesome! I am going to post this to a Japanese Tool group I am in, they were having trouble accessing the publisher’s site from mobile devices. Great book!
I just checked this out from the library in the last year and enjoyed it enough to buy a new copy. I will order one. I always thought Toshio Odate would make a good ‘little acorns’ subject.
This is a wonderful book.
I hope this isn’t inappropriate to ask,
But is Taunton dropping a number of the authors and books they used to publish,
Or are the publishing rights getting transferred back to the authors after 35 years due to the Copyright Act of 1976 ?
Or is it something else like the Hardcover/Softcover publishing rights difference that seems to exist in the publishing industry,
No clue I’m afraid. We are not the publisher.
Having trouble with the link. Would love to order one.
This was a wonderful surprise! Count me in.
I was fortunate to meet the author at the WIA in Pennsylvania, and he was just fascinating. Thanks for both opportunities, to meet the man, and his work.
The like to “this special edition” is not working.
Wow. Gone. Just like that. Damn. This is what I get for living on the West Coast.
Look on the bright side. You folks get El Niño, and we dont.
Yeah, but the south and East get hurricane season and we don’t.
All we get are blizzards.
Yeah the weather here (northern indiana) just this week crossed the 70 degree threshold for an extended period.
Thx for this Information! I immediately placed an order at the german partner/ distributor Dictum.de
Keep my fingers crossed that I will receive a copy 🙂
If you call their direct number you can still order one. 800-345-4447
Looks like Woodcraft still has it up on their site if you’re still looking.
Thank you for this heads up! I was able to order a copy
who is the publisher to see if they have any copies left?
As mentioned in the post, the publisher is Linden.
DOH!… missed that
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