Michihamono Wood Carving Tool Straight 1.5mm Micro Woodworking Shallow U Gouge
This woodworking tool has a very shallow sweep that is uniform in width along the entire blade, suited for compact projects and fine detail work.
Add details on your woodworking projects with the help of this Japanese woodcarving chisel with a 1.5mm wide cutting edge made by Michihamono. This tool is made out of Japanese cypress wood and Blue Paper Steel (Aogami) No.2, the same material used in making Japanese swords, making it a tough and durable wood carving tool. This Japanese woodworking chisel has a very shallow sweep that is uniform in width along the entire blade.
With its 1.5-millimeter blade width, this woodworking carving chisel is great for compact projects and fine detail work. Reach for it whenever you need to flatten out a small surface after your initial chiseling is complete. The narrow blade of this tool is excellent for carving intricate patterns and grooves of the finest detail.
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 very shallow chisel, grip the handle in the palm of the right hand to push the tool on the grain of the wood. Then using the other hand, hold the middle part of the handle to guide the carving. With the left hand holding the middle part of the handle and resting on the wood, it can provide more control of the tool and prevents slipping out when the tool is pushed forward. Use body weight to help in pushing the tool. The tool will maintain its strength and integrity for longer when it is not used on hard surfaces and when it is properly oiled and stored with the cap on where applicable. Sharpen it safely and efficiently using a whetstone or oil stone, preferably one that is specifically for use with woodworking tools.
Please note: The blade edge is sharp, keep out of the reach of children. To avoid dulling the cutting edge, store without the blade contacting any hard surface.
Photos with background grids are measured in millimetres, with each square representing one square millimetre.
Please keep in mind that this quality wood carving tool features an extremely fine, detailed blade that should only be handled with great caution. Please follow the guidelines below to avoid breaking or bending the blade.
- This tool should not be struck with any object, such as a mallet when cutting wood,
- Do not attempt to remove large amounts of wood per stroke. Trim or shave only a small amount of wood from your project at a time using multiple small strokes,
- Do not use this tool to penetrate the wood any more than the thickness of the blade,
- Never use the blade of this tool as a lever to remove wood,
- Cutting strokes should be only vertical (i.e., up or down), with minimal pressure applied,
- Horizontal shearing force, in any axis, should never be applied.