Welcome to April’s Tool of the Month blog post!
This month I’ll have a quick look at a tiny Japanese chamfer plane.
This little tool is designed to produce repeatable 3mm chamfers on the edges of timber, being Japanese it’s a bit different to the typical types of planes seen here in the west.
In Japan carpenters often work sitting or kneeing on the ground rather than standing at a workbench, to make this practice easier their saws and planes are designed to be pulled towards the user rather than pushed away like they are here in the west.
Another difference is they are still mainly made from wood!
This little plane wasn’t very expensive (£15-£20) but it’s very useful and if I only have a few edges to chamfer it’s far quicker than setting up a router!
That’s all for April, look out for May’s post soon.
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