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Woodblock Tools

Futatsu Wari Moku Hanga To

Professional two part woodblock carving tools

Futatsu Wari Moku Hanga To Sets

Moku Hanga Nomi

Woodblock cutting chisels and gouges

Josei Moku Hanga To

Superior quality woodblock carving tools

Josei Moku Hanga To Sets

Namisei Moku Hanga To

Standard quality woodblock carving tools

Namisei Moku Hanga To Sets

Kibori Nomi

Large sculpting chisels

Ko Dogu

Small sculpting carving tools

NT Stencil Cutter

Also cuts paper, wood and linoleum


Wooden mallets

Tool and Brush Carriers

Hanga Sagyodai

Bench Hook

Registration Boards

Registration Board left  Registration Board right 

Registration Boards

left-handed on the left and right-handed on the right

Registration Boards eliminate having to carve Kento (registration marks) into every block.

registration board drawing

Carve kento marks into the backwards "L" or use tape to make temporary registration marks. Place the inked block firmly into the corner and against the long side of the "L." Use the marks to accurately position the printing paper on the block. Click here for complete instructions.

Available with corner of the "L" on the left or right side. Having the "L" on the right is traditional and most right-handed people feel more comfortable using their right hand to place the paper into the mark on the right, but it is a personal choice.

The inner edges of the "L" are beveled to keep ink from transferring from the block to the "L". The "L" is made from 3/8" plywood and tapers to around 3/16" so you can put 3/8" blocks into the corner without their edges touching the "L". The base is made from 3/8" thick plywood.

The Registration Board is made to work with blocks that are 3/8" high. If the block you are using is lower than the "L", use mat board or paper to shim it up so it is even with the top of the "L." If the block is higher than the "L", add mat board or paper to the "L" so the "L" and the block are even in height.


The wood strips used to form the "L" are 2" wide. That means that on a 13" x 17" Registration Board, the open space that the carved block fits into is 11" x 15".

If you would like a different size Registration Board, we will be happy to make it for you. Keep in mind that if we use the standard 2" wide wood for the "L," the opening is 2" less than the size of the board. We can make a narrower or wider "L," or change the height of the "L" from 3/8" to 1/4". Please allow one week for us to make custom Registration Boards.

Registration Boards

  Size Price Enter Quantity
E4900L "L" on left, 13" x 17" base board $20.75

E4900R "L" on right, 13" x 17" base board $20.75

Special Order

E4901 Special order:
$0.10 per sq. inch

Use the calculator in the right column if you want the standard 2" wide, 3/8" high "L".

If you want to change the width or height of the "L," please call our office to place your order, 800-832-4264, 10:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday; or describe what you need in the "Special Instructions" box in the shopping cart.

Allow one week for custom orders to be shipped.


Width of Registration Board
(in inches):
Length of Registration Board
(in inches):

Calculated Price per Registration Board:

Number of Registration Boards:

"L" on the Left or Right side: