Japanese Smoothing Planes

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Japanese Smoothing Planes
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While researching Japanese chisels over the past year, we stumbled upon a Japanese plane maker in Miki City Japan. Tsunesaburo is a small company led by Mr. Uozumi a 4th generation master plane maker. At our request he developed two planes in the most popular sizes just for us. The brand is Shingi, meaning the balance between spirit and technique.
Japanese Smoothing Planes

Shingi Japanese Smoothing Plane 55mm

SKU: JP-TSN-SG55

Regular Price: $199.99

Special Price $149.99

Japanese Smoothing Planes

Shingi Japanese Smoothing Plane 42mm

SKU: JP-TSN-SG42

Regular Price: $179.99

Special Price $129.99

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Japanese Smoothing Planes

Japanese hand planes are called kanna.  The plane body (the Japanese call this a Dia) are made from Japanese white oak.  This very stable wood allows for a long life. The plane iron/blade or kanna-ba is made from Hitachi Aogami Blue Paper Steel No. 1.  Blue paper steel keeps an edge much longer than your typical steels used for plane irons.

We are offering two sizes of smoothing planes.  Japanese planes are typically identified by their blade width.  We have a 55mm (2.16”) plane that measures 8-1/2” x 2-3/4” x 1-1/8”.  The smaller 42mm (1.65”) plane, similar in size to a block plane is 6-1/2” x 2-1/4” x 1-1/8”.

You may have heard that Japanese planes are daunting to use at first, but these are not harder to setup than western style planes.  The video from Adrian Preda will show you a step by step approach to Japanese plane setup and use.

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Country of Manufacture Japan
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