Sharp Tools: The Key to Improve Your Mokuhanga Carving
by Terry McKenna
"Sharp tools are not only a pleasure to use, they are one of the key factors in producing successful mokuhanga, improving your carving and making better prints." This book has been written about sharpening Japanese tools specifically for Mokuhanga but the same techniques can be used on western woodcut and linocut tools as well. Copiously illustrated with over 50 drawings and 150 photos, the writer addresses sharpening equipment and tool geometry before diving into techniques for sharpening the different blade shapes. An excellent book for anyone wanting to learn to sharpen their tools and keep them sharp.
Terry McKenna is the founder of the Karuizawa Mokuhanga School in Karuizawa, Japan. A student of Richard Steiner, Terry has made a career from Mokuhanga since 2009. He now lives in Japan, returning to his homeland Australia and to New Zealand to teach. Karuizawa Mokuhanga School offers residencies and online workshops. www.mokuhanga-school.jp
80pp, soft cover, 11 11/16" x 8 1/4" (29.6 x 21cm)
Shipping weight: 15 oz