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Tsunesaburo 42mm Sori Kanna Compass Plane – Akio Uozumi

Item #162116


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During a recent trip to Japan we visited with Akio Uozumi, the third generation plane blade maker of the Tsunesaburo family of planes. This family is the best known and are the most respected plane makers in Japan. They built a reputation on providing what customers want and need versus staying the most traditional course. This dedication to the customer has allowed their planes to be embraced by a new generation of woodworkers both in Japan and here in the United States.

We get asked quite a bit about the family name. Uozumi is the family name. The great grandfather was Mr. Saburo Uozumi. Tsune meaning “always” and Saburo the original maker’s names.

Our Compass Plane is made from top quality Japanese White Oak. The #1 Blue Paper Steel Blade is hand forged and sharpened to a razors edge. The blade is carefully fitted by hand.

The Compass Planes have a convex shaped sole and are used to plane concave surfaces, such as the inside of barrels and coopered doors.

165mm long
55mm wide

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