Tool List Japanese Hand Plane

Tools we will be using:

We won’t need much more than a few chisels and a trustworthy straight edge.  We’ll be using a 3/16 or narrower chisel to clean the sides of the grooves that hold the blade in.  And a few wider chisels to scrape the ramp to get the fit just right – something like a 1/2”, 3/4 and 1” will work.

Also, we’ll be “tapping out” our blade (hammering the soft steel of the laminated blade to shape the hard cutting edge), so bring your lucky hammer!

And of course, we will be doing a bunch of sharpening.  The school has a few sets, but it will speed things along if students had their own stones.  Something like 1,000 and 4,000 and maybe 8,000 if you had it.  You will also need a way to keep your stones flat (diamond lapping plate, sandpaper on glass)