Japanese Plane Making Tools

I had some good instructions on making a dai, the wooden part of a Japanese plane. Sadly I can’t find it right now. It has the layout lines quite detailed. Then again, what I am looking for is the layout of a skew rabbet. I am copying one that I have, but I would love to know more.

Looing on the web I found some neat stuff. This page has a picture of Japanese plane making tools. Click on the picture to see it larger. I love seeing the tools uses by specialized craftsmen.

While you are at the site, look around for a bit. Ludovic Angot has put together a lot of great information and wood working projects. It is a wonderful resource.


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