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Ki-zuchi.
Japanese plane mallets

Since I have quite a few Japanese planes now and they are more and more in use, I wanted Japanese plane hammers or mallets to make adjustments.
So it was time to make them.

The post is pictures from the blog:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/38440

Pictures:
1. Ki-zuchi.
2. Pieces.
3. Playing with tools.
4. Getting there.
5. Head on…
6. Ready to work.

_Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





19 comments so far

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Schwieb

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#1 posted 160 days ago

Saw the blog first. Simple form and design but elegant in their simplicity. Nice work Mads.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 160 days ago

ive got so many projects to do, and here you go inspiring me to make some of these hammers, i cant get away from it, so now they are on my to do list…ok mads, you need to make a trip here to america…very simple…i will put you up here at grizzland, and you can travel all over, but this can be your home base, and you can help me get caught up on these projects, and of coarse we can do some hammers…i shall even cook for you…hows that….tell me when your flight will arrive, ...:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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GerardoArg1

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#3 posted 160 days ago

Beatiful! Like a lot. Congratulations Mads

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 160 days ago

Very nice job on those mallets!! You make it look so easy to get that rectangular hole in the head!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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lew

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#5 posted 160 days ago

Love the shape on the lower one, Mads!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Woodfix

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#6 posted 160 days ago

Very nice. It is amazing how no matter what, a hammer (or tool) you make yourself ALWAYS feels better in your hand than anything else. I once made a mallet as a copy of one I bought in a store, just as an exercise. Mine is so much better. I am sure yours will feel exactly that way, to you.

Well done

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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Glen Peterson

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#7 posted 160 days ago

Great mallets my friend. Are they comfortable to use? I was in Japan for 2 weeks in July. Anata no tonkaci wa totemo ee desu.
Glen

-- Glen

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stefang

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#8 posted 159 days ago

I like the small curve in the handles. They give a nice overall look to the mallets.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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llwynog

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#9 posted 159 days ago

Great looking plane adjusting mallets. This is an inspiration indeed.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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BTKS

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#10 posted 159 days ago

I’ve been out of the net for awhile but you are still putting up the high quality projects. Great work!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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mpmitche

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#11 posted 159 days ago

Beautiful work once again Mads!

-- Mike, Western New York

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Poisson

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#12 posted 159 days ago

I was going to make one for me, after I visited Miki Hardware Festival, Miki, Japan (Nov. 2-3, 2013). Your blog would be quite helpful for me to make one. Thanks, Mefe.

-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea

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Rick

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#13 posted 159 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed MaFe! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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Brit

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#14 posted 158 days ago

Lovely job Mads. They look very authentic.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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mafe

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#15 posted 158 days ago

Hey,
Andy, smiles, MaFeSan’s Ki-zuchis, smiles.
Rick, thanks.
Poisson, wauuuu I would love to visit that. Did you manage to stay clever or are you broke now… Smiles. Still have your visit at my place as a warm memory in my heart, thank you.
mpmitche, and smiles again.
BTKS, it is so fine that we can come and go to this cyber wood world, there have been few talks about this here and I still think that we can never expect someone here, only enjoy.Enjoy to see you.
llwynog, good to see you also, a little fast project, that gives big return.
Stefang, I try to make balance, to make the ‘waves’ of life and design fit, in a way it is a way of living more than design. Balance. Smiles.
Glen, this is on my wish list for this life, always been a dream to come there. I have no idea what you wrote…
Woodfix, yes this is kind of magic and a part of why I hope to inspire others.
Lew, my favourite also. ;-)
Jim, all woodworking is easy, at least when we have done it many times…. Smiles.
GerardoArg1, thanks.
Grizz, that sounds like a wonderful plan, I am thinking to make a US trip or two, but think I will wait a few years until my daughter are a little older, since I will like to go at least a month or so each trip. MaFe in Grizzland! Will be wonderful to come and play with tools with you.
Schwieb, the best compliment I can get, I am a great lover of ‘less is more’.
Best of my thoughts and thanks for all the wonderful comments,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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