Using a Japanese handsaw, the woodworker, in just one stroke, cuts a channel into the wood,  creating a slot for the rice paper.  Photo 6 of 9 in How to Shape a Shoji, Step by Step
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Hamada carefully pulls a  plane along the wood’s surface. He will use only one stroke  to make sure that the surface  is even. It is never sanded.  Photo 8 of 9 in How to Shape a Shoji, Step by Step
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Hamada carefully pulls a  plane along the wood’s surface. He will use only one stroke  to make sure that the surface  is even. It is never sanded.  Photo 7 of 9 in How to Shape a Shoji, Step by Step
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