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STL252: The pull of the Japanese handplane


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Query 1:

From Cory:
Are you able to assist me perceive how Japanese hand planes work? Particularly how the blade is bedded. I’ve accomplished an inexpensive quantity of analysis and I nonetheless can’t seam to understand simply how the blade depth is ready and adjusted. Is there an ordinary course of for creating the mortises and adjusting the depth? I’m certain you’re the greatest individuals to show to.
As at all times, sustain the nice work. Thanks for at all times discovering a approach to describe issues in a manner that makes me really feel like I’m watching firsthand.

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Video: All About Japanese Planes

Studying to make use of a Japanese airplane takes time and dedication, however as Andrew Hunter demonstrates, the reward of the shimmering floor it leaves is effectively value it.

Query 2:

From WoodyHG:
Do you have got any first hand expertise on how picket smoothing planes (Krenovian or Japanese Kanna’s) examine to steel physique planes? I’ve heard the bodily suggestions is sort of totally different and have been tempted by these ridiculously skinny shavings from the Japanese planes seen on YouTube. I do know Ron Hock sells airplane kits a la Krenov however I ponder if the efficiency is decided much less by the physique and extra by the blade. Do you see any advantages in use of a picket airplane over steel ones? Is there an enormous floor high quality distinction between Krenov planes and Japanese ones? Lastly, in the event you might get Andrew Hunter to chime in, what may be the most effective starter Japanese smoothing airplane that may reduce frustration assuming I’m keen to discover ways to tune and set the blade?

Japanese Handplanes

Organising a Japanese handplane

A how-to information for organising and utilizing these rewarding hand instruments.

tapping out Japanese plane blade

Easy methods to ‘Faucet Out’ a Japanese Aircraft Blade

By means of repeated sharpening of the bevel, the entrance flat on the again of a Japanese airplane blade will start to vanish. The answer is to faucet the layer of soppy metal above the leading edge to press the onerous metal downward barely.



Query 3:

From Joe
Simply questioning in the event you might touch upon one thing I’ve noticed. It looks like once you watch a video of a western airplane vs a Japanese airplane it at all times appears that it takes extra drive to make use of a western airplane and it appears extra “aggressive” than a Japanese airplane. Any ideas on this? Possibly it’s simply my creativeness.


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