This kit is perfect for anyone looking to try their hand at using a Japanese plane and looking to build a high-quality, versatile toolkit.
This extensive kit includes:
- 48mm Japanese Plane with Blue Paper Steel Cutting Edge
- 15mm Hybrid Chisel
- #1000/#6000 Combination Cerax Waterstone
- Glass Plate 220mm x 100mm x 10mm - Sized to take 1/3 of a sheet of abrasive.
- Adhesive-Backed Abrasive Sheets (P120 and P240)
- 375g Genno Hammer (225g pictured)
- Bottle of Camellia Oil (rust protection for plane and chisel blades)
This kit is centred around our 48mm Japanese plane with a premium blue paper steel (aogami) high carbon blade and also includes the basic tools required to tune it before use. The 48mm blade is an approachable size, and it can be tuned as either a smoothing or jointing plane depending on the choices made by the user when setting up the sole of the plane.
The blade is metallurgically impressive, incorporating the blue paper steel that has featured on so many high quality Japanese blades. This famous steel is capable of taking and retaining a very sharp edge, with specific additives designed to make it robust as well as keen.
To sharpen the blade we are including our best selling Cerax combination stone in its 1000/6000 configuration, and the glass plate and adhesive sandpaper that can be used to flatten it before it is submerged for sharpening. The glass plate and adhesive backed sandpaper is also an excellent option for tuning the sole of the plane as it is a known flat suface.
To bed the blade properly we include our extremely popular Hybrid chisel in 15mm sizing, capable of producing exceptionally clean cuts. Aside from being useful in the tuning process, it also makes an excellent addition to any woodworker's toolbox.
To adjust the blade in and out of the body we also provide our well-made and balanced 375g hammer. As the plane blade is susceptible to rust, we suggest it be regularly coated with a light layer of the camellia oil we have also added to the kit.