Power Surface Planers For The Japanese Tool Lover In You
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Recently I was perusing through a back issue of Fine Woodworking (No.21, March/April 1980, to be precise) to help a reader who had written in to the editor's mailbox.Although the reader's question referenced the now-scarce bench knife, shown on page 80 of that issue in the able hands of David Pye (more on that in a future Hand Work blog), my wandering eyes read on and found an additional entry for that installment of the 'Editor's Notebook.
' At the time, the machines in question were touted as 'New Japanese planers' and were described as moving wood against the knife.Not too wacky an idea, since the Japanese Katsuobushi Kezuriki (bonito shaving plane) operates on exactly the same principle.
Alan Marks, who wrote the entry, mentioned that if 'you put a hand plane upside-down in a vise and ran a piece of wood against the sole, you'd have a fair representation of what these machines do.Why not just use a plane?' Marks continues: 'It would take a plane with a 4-in.
knife to duplicate the feat, and who'd be strong enough to push it?' Good point, though I'm sure that like those Japanese sawyers of yore with maebiki-ooga 'humpback saws' who could rip a log into 1/8 in.
panels, there are strong and precise folks who could do it...