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here is a brief list of tools used to produce mokuhanga
tool sheath - my everyday carry
kogagtana or hangitou
This is the weapon of choice for a carver.
The handle is cut to fit perfectly across the pads of your fingers in an open fist. It is used to cut each side of every line line.
fine clearing chisels
there are 3 ,main types
marunomi (U shaped)
soainomi (shalow curve)
To clear around the design before large area clearing.
For clearing large sections of shina ply.
For clearing large sections of mountain cherry wood.
This is the supper fine whetstone used to do the final sharpening of your blades or chisels.
This is a clay that it rubbed on your toh ishi to sharpen your blade, it is the nabura that does most of the work sharpening as the stone is too hard and smooth.
This kind of nori is what we use to glue our hanshita to the woodblock before carving.
There are many different levels of coarseness of baren, fine are used for thin lines and coarser are used for large coloured areas.
Used to spread and mix colour and nori on thew woodblock.
Used for smaller areas of colour.
This brush is used to apply water to paper before printing and also in the dosa (sizing) process.
This little brush is used to put pigment onto the blocks.
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