How a Japanese plane is madeSometimes tools are lovingly, painstakingly crafted. Other times, it's a matter of efficiency.
The YouTube homepage for the Fine Woodworking account features mostly videos about Japanese woodworking, and I’m here for it. This video was uploaded a little over a week ago and already has over a million views, but I thought it was very worth a share here.
Sometimes Japanese hand tools have a mystique around them that makes you think that one person makes each hand plane over the course of a week—and while that might be true in some cases, this video is probably more representative of the process for the tools people like you and me are likely to buy. In fact, it’s strangely similar to what I saw when I toured Lie-Neilsen’s manufacturing facility—many talented craftspeople working diligently on many tools.
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