|KEY WORD : architecture / tools|
|Standard purpose carpenters' ripsaw. A ripsaw with a blade approximately 35-40cm long and 12cm wide. The blade narrows towards the bottom, and the back forms a concave curve as it approaches the handle. The size of the teeth gradually increase from the handle towards the end of the blade. The teeth at the tip are about twice the size of the teeth at the handle. The blade is also thickest near the handle. The maebikinoko is a very sturdy tool. It is used not only to saw tenons and joints for the framework of a building, but also to prepare square timber and saw planks.|
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