Michihamono Japanese Premium Wood Carving Tool 4.5mm Flat U Gouge Chisel
This tool has a long, extendible blade that can be adjusted out from the handle after it has been worn down from sharpening far longer than competing tools. Excellent value for money.
We are delighted to bring you the Michihamono Japanese Premium 6mm Wood Carving Tool: an excellent option to help you with intricate Woodlock (Mogu Hanga) and general wood carving designs.
This wood carving tool comes with an extendible blade hidden in the handle that you can adjust as the tool wears off from multiple sharpenings, giving it a competitive edge in reference to other similar tools. This professional carving tool will help you carve wood with ease and will be a great investment of your money.
When removing the blade, start by removing the bolster using pliers or other similar tools and then using the hinge pin to pivot the top half of the handle until the whole length of the blade and shank is fully exposed then pull it upwards to detach it from the handle. Proceed to sharpen the blade using a whetstone before returning the blade in the handle channel with the hook being in its original place or extending the blade to a higher position if it was worn down. Increments to the blade should be done one centimetre apart to limit the number of anchor points as this can weaken the tool. The handle enough can provide the required friction to hold the blade in its place and therefore no need for use of adhesives or lubricants as these do affect the functioning of the tool. To keep your tool safe from deformation, ensure that you limit the amount of excessive backwards pressure that you use on the blade’s front when pushing it backwards. However, in the case that your hook is damaged, contact the manufacturer for a replacement. When used with proper care, this tool will still deliver excellent performance even after being worn out by almost twice the original length from the bolster when it was still new.
Approximate dimensions for this wood carving tool include:
- Handle length (not including bolster): 9cm
- Handle width (widest point): 1.5cm
- Handle width (narrowest point): 1.0cm
- Bolster length: 1.8cm
The background grid in the picture is in square millimetres.