Making Wood Last With Fire, Not Paint: A Japanese Technique --- Today Shou Sugi Ban is an environmentally friendly way to preserve timber and (paradoxically) make it fire-resistant. Chemical preservatives, paints, and retardants are therefore unnecessary. In addition to exterior uses, the popular technique is now found in interior rooms, furniture, and artwork.
An Interesting Website That Details How To Make Your Own Woodworking Tools. I Love Antique Tools But Frequently They Have Seen Rough Use Or Are Snapped Up As Collector Items.