Michihamono Japanese Premium Wood Carving Tool 6mm Flat Carpenter's 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.
You can always rely on skilled Japanese craftsmanship to deliver an excellent wood carving tool that has an extendible blade that you can adjust to deliver more than 2x performance compared to other similar tools in achieving intricate designs on your wood block (Mogu Hanga) and general wood carvings.
This flat U gouge wood carving tool resembles a carpenter's flat single bevel but now with a U shaped curve, making it an excellent choice to use on finishing and smoothing edges without facing the challenges brought about by using a flat blade. You will carve wood very easily using this professional tool that is also a value for money option.
When adjusting the blade, use pliers or similar implements to remove the bolster before proceeding to pivot the handle's top half with the hinge pin until the blade and shank are exposed. Detach the blade from the handle by pulling the blade upwards until you free it from the wood. Sharpen the blade using whetstone before replacing the blade with the hook being in its original unseated position or with the blade extended in the case that multiple sharpenings have ground it down. Increments done on this blade should be spaced one centimetre apart so as to prevent the build-up of anchor points that destroy the chisel's handle. Keep off any adhesive or lubricant as the handle has enough friction to compress the blade in place. ensure that you minimize the backward pressure that you will use on the blade as this can deform the hook. Should your tool's hook stop functioning to hold the blade in place, it would be wise to contact the manufacturer for replacement. This tool will last for years with up to almost twice its original blade length when you take good care of it.
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.