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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 12-13-2010 11:25 AM 2854 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TopamaxSurvivor

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12-13-2010 11:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: japan woodworker plough plane experience

I just did a search and nothing about this plough plane popped up. Anyone have any experience with it? I am leaning towards a western style, but this guy looks interesting and is half as much Long Yankee Green ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 12-13-2010 09:53 PM

It looks like a nice plough. It may be designed for use in softwoods,
many Japanese tools are. If you’ve never used a plough plane, they
are not much fun to use in hardwoods anyway.

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 11:08 PM

Hmm this one came up in a thread a month or so back. It was sort of an offshoot of the topic so it might be harder than normal to track down. I think it might have been David that commented and said he had one that worked pretty well. Seems like there was a slight issue with setup but after he did that it worked fine. Based on what he said, I made a mental note to buy one if I have been unable to find an old plough plane on the used market.

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 07:35 AM

Thanks Loren. I have never used a plough plane at all. Maybe I should just forget tying it and use a router?

swirt, now that you mentoined it, I do remember something about it. LJ search leaves a bit to be desired :-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 06:57 PM

I did a bit more digging and found it. It is in this thread
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/22101

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 08:27 PM

Just a quick restatement:

I had to fit the other side of the cross beam a bit (was too tight.) Only negatives that you might find: No depth stop. Metric sized irons. It doesn’t make really deep grooves (kind of like the Lee Valley small plow.) None were an issue for me.

It is not a full sized plow but I am pleased.

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 09:58 AM

Thanks David Where were you talking about it before?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-16-2010 04:38 AM

The link swirt posted above.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 12-16-2010 09:14 AM

Taht was only 30 days ago ;-)) I thought I remembered something about it on here but couldn’t find it on the search. NO tags, no wonder :-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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