Kozuchi hammer - Japanese French

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Kozuchi hammer
Japanese French

Yes it might seem I gone mad… Japanese French…
But the truth is I had been looking for a Japanese Kozuchi hammer for a while after seeing them used for setting Japanese kanna (hand plane) irons, when one day on E-bay France this hammer head showed up. Don’t know the French name, but it has moved in with my Japanese tools after getting a restore and a handle.

Here you can see it in use:

1. Kozuchi hammer MaFe style.
2. A piece of wood left it outside for a season or two.
3. After a little turning you can see the rot creates fine patterns.
4. Wedge are shaped.
5. Glue and hammer.
6. Flush cut.

The head as it looked when it arrived.

_Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 04:46 PM

Thats why i post so much now… lol.
Nothing serious, just a virus that got to me.
Amazing that such a tiny virus cell, can tip one over like that. Nature is a boring miracle today…

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 05:06 PM

Beatiful Mads. Excelent job. Love the japanese tools and refurbished

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 06:07 PM

Great little hammer, Mads. I hope you are feeing better. Good whiskey will kill the virus!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 07:13 PM

Nice restore on thatKozuchi hammer – Japanese French
Back to life and you get better soon .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 07:29 PM

I do not think you are mad MaFe, you are just a woodworker, and my wife and children have told me a
few times that woodworkers are just a little different, maybe in different words, but I think that was the
general idea. Hope you get a lot of use out of that nice hammer. Thank you for sharing, and not contradicting
Jim, but I think hot buttered rum works better on a cold, and if you use Lemon Heart 151 Demerara, even
if it does not kill the virus, you will think it did.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 07:34 PM

Hello Mafe

Another beautiful tool

Sorry I don’t know the name ( thomas perhaps !!!)

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 08:17 PM

Great job, Mads. Another good awesome tool for your growing collection. I’m envious !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 10:10 PM

Made my self a good soup, will try Rom and whiskey later!

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 10:31 PM

I have found the best thing for a virus is to raise the alcohol content of the blood stream to a level high enough to kill the little buggers.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 03-27-2014 03:04 AM

Perfect details, a Mads quality to it.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#11 posted 03-27-2014 03:20 AM

Hey don’t feel so bad (pun intended)! While one virus particle is so very tiny, it was the particle’s eleventy-bazillion little brothers and sisters that finally brought you down! Looking at that meal, I’m sure you’ll beat them down in no time. But, really, who goes to all that artistic presentation for themselves, when they’re sick? When I’m on my own, I eat out of the freaking pot!

Take care of yourself.

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.

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#12 posted 03-27-2014 03:54 AM

“Yes it might seem I gone mad” that’s an understatement Mads :)

That soup looks so good that I want the virus too!

Oh yes, great job as usual.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 03-27-2014 03:12 PM

Yes I do, thanks.
Gerado, less is more and a little twist…
Jim, trying – hik!
Klaus, I’m a little better today, last night was the highlight I think…
Gus, ‘just a little different’, yes I think you have a clever wife and that you are lucky to have her. Sounds like a wonderful rum, but don’t think I’ll find it here i DK… I’ll try rum now also – usually I’m so dizzy when sick… lol.
Diggerjacks, since i will never talk to it, I’m sure it will be happy being called by it’s Japanese name. ;-)
Serge, only problem is the room don’t grow as well…
Lew, I will work hard on that. Hik.
shipwright, as a sailer you should be the one giving advice on the rum… Smiles.
BustedClock, like rats those viruses… I am probably the only one that will go through all that trouble – I have a strong believe, that life is what we make it and so I love to go that extra mile in the everyday moments, also when it’s ‘just’ for me. Actually I’m a really important person in MY own life. ;-)
lanwater, trust me I do my best…
Thank you all for the wonderful comments and the big smile here, much better today, still in bed, still happy,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 03-29-2014 09:50 AM

Ahh yes Mads, you have done it again. Hope you are up and out of bed soon.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 03-29-2014 11:07 PM

Smiles dear Ken, yes I am back in normal pace now. ;-)
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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