Japanese planes just look backwards! But if you look at some older Western wooden planes you’ll see they’re actually very similar in design. Wilbur Pan has been a woodworker for many years, primarily focusing on Japanese hand tools. In this video, he takes a look at the wide variety of Japanese handplanes and goes over the various tasks they are used for. He also gives detailed sharpening information and explains plane setup. With just a little bit of knowledge you’ll consider trying them out for yourself!
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About the Host:
Wilbur Pan is a woodworker from New Jersey, and has been interested in Japanese tools ever since discovering the joys of hand tool woodworking. He has published articles on Japanese tools in Popular Woodworking Magazine, has taught numerous classes on Japanese tools including at Woodworking in America, and is responsible for giant Cypress (giantcypress.net), a blog focusing on Japanese tool use.