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    hand plane competition video plus HomemadeTools.net planes roundup



    Look how tired that guy is! Bumped into this gif and I got the idea to do a roundup of our hand plane offerings here on HomemadeTools.net. We have 300+ plane listings in the Homemade Planes category, including the following types of planes (each is linked to a search for the term):

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    badger plane, bead plane, bench plane, bevel-up plane, block plane, bridle plough plane, bullnose plane, butt hinge mortise plane, carving plane, chamfer plane, chariot plane, chaser plane, chisel plane, coffin smoother plane, compass plane, dado plane, dovetail plane, edgebreaking plane, escarpment plane, fillister plane, finger plane, finishing plane, flush cut plane, fore plane, grooving plane, infill plane, jack plane, japanese plane, jointer plane, kerfing plane, krenov plane, luthier's plane, mini plane, miter plane, molding plane, mouse plane, palm plane, panel raising plane, plow plane, rabbet plane, rounding plane, router plane, sarre plane, scraper plane, scrub plane, shooting plane, shoulder plane, silchester plane, skew miter plane, skew rabbet plane, smoothing plane, spar plane, spill plane, stop chamfer plane, strike block plane, tachi kanna plane, tenon plane, thumb plane, tongue plane, toothing plane, transitional plane, violin maker's plane, york pitch plane

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    Kezurou-kai Planing Competition Footage
    Here's more footage from the gif above; it's taken at Kezurou-kai, a Japanese traditional woodworking fair. I had never heard of this, but I guess it's just a perfectly normal, common hand planing competition. They're aiming for 8 micrometers or below (0.008 millimeters). Lots of homemade planes there, as well as homemade plane adjustment mallets. Japanese planes are traditionally pulled, not pushed, and I've read the competition wood includes Port Orford cedar and Alaskan yellow cedar. Here's a 3-minute video from the 2012 Kezurou-kai planing competition finals:


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    I just spent 10 minutes watching a 15 second GIF.

    The planes in the videos are amazing!

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    In the Western world, it would be the exact opposite.

    Instead of a competition for the thinnest hand plane shavings, it would be for the thickest.

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    Thanks for this post Jon!! Had no idea this kind of thing takes place, but leave it to the Japanese to display this kind of master craftsmanship as a competition to achieve a 3 tenths swarf. A master bladesmith must have sharpened the blades to achieve these kind of numbers, let alone the blade adjustment!!! Awed once again...~PJ


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