Michihamono Japanese Woodcarving Micro 1.5mm Shallow U Gouge Wood Working Tool | Goods Japan Shop

Michihamono Japanese Woodcarving Micro 1.5mm Shallow U Gouge Wood Working Tool

This 1.5mm Wood Carving Shallow Gouge is perfect for small wooden sculptures and very fine detailed works. It can also be used in carving tight spaces that a normal gouge cannot reach.


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Carve intricate details into your wood carvings with this fine bladed Michihamono Japanese 1.5mm shallow gouge. Finely crafted out of the highest quality Japanese cypress wood handle and quality Blue Paper Steel (Aogami No.2) blade, the gouge will stand the test of time and hold up to the wear and tear of frequent use.

This Japanese woodworking tool features a blade that has a shallow sweep with a regular width. As a result, it is well suited to setting in and finishing shapes. At 1.5 millimetres in width, the gouge woodworking tool is best for precise, fine-detail work, such as lines and accentuating features and details. Great for carving fine details such as mouths and eyes, and adding textures such as fur and hair.

Approximate Dimensions & Product Data:

  • Blade Material: Blue Paper Steel (Aogami No.2)
  • Blade Width: 1.5mm
  • Handle Material: Japanese Cypress Wood
  • Handle Length: 180mm

To use this fine 1.5mm wood carving shallow gouge, first, clamp the wood you are going to carve in a workbench. Grip the handle of the tool in the palm of your right hand to push the gouge on the surface of the wood. Then using your left hand, hold the handle near the blade to guide the carving. Repeat the process until you meet the desired depth and design of the carving. Sharpen this tool using a fine grit oilstone or whetstone. As the blade and shank of this tool are extremely fine, care should be taken not to bend it.

Please note: The blade edge is sharp, keep out of the reach of children. Store without the blade contacting any hard surface to avoid dulling the cutting edge.

Photos with background grids are measured in millimetres, with each square representing one square millimetre.

Item ID 21257
Condition New
Manufacturer Michihamono
Manufacturing country Japan
1 piece
Weight 50 g