Quintessential Old World/Old School: Frank Tashiro is Seatle’s own national treasure. Andy Vanags would send everyone in Gould Hall to Frank Tashiro for Japanese pull saws. I had to return, 19 years later, to replace my own set of saws, since gifted away in North Carolina to a colleague for allowing me access to his stand of bamboo on his property outside Chapel Hill.
I read an Oregon woodworker’s guild account that captured Mr. Tashiro’s spirit and hint at the wealth of knowledge he possesses.
For me, to PULL rather than to PUSH in itself embodies a philosphy to live by.