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Anyone know what this is ?

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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby my5cents » Feb 3rd, 2018, 2:01 pm

Fancy wrote:That's a pretty cool tool


Yes, and pretty cool Castanet Forum members.
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby GordonH » Feb 3rd, 2018, 2:17 pm

So an Asian version of a chalk line tool.

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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 3rd, 2018, 2:31 pm

YES, exactly. They use ink instead of chalk, producing a very thin and exact straight line. I does not work well over long distance or outside where there may be a wind/breeze.

I would think that about 12 ft. would be the max. useful length.

I love Japanese woodworking. I couldn't do it, but I sure do appreciate it.

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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Catsumi » Feb 3rd, 2018, 5:54 pm

It's never a wasted day if you learn something new. Thanks for posting this.

I couldn't help but notice what he is making. It appears to be those wooden strips on which prayers are painted that decorate Japanese gravesites.

Neat.

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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 4th, 2018, 8:47 am

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