Hand Tools

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Slicks and makers

Jack Dover
Yeah, I don't care about a maker either. If a tool was made by a famous maker - I would most definitely wouldn't afford (or rather allow) it. The only aspect that might interest me is whether a tool is mass made by a machine or not, but given how Japanese tool industry and market operates it doesn't matter.

These chisels are for carpentry, and for whatever reason Japanese carpentry tools are off a better quality. I mean that for example a basic set of timber framing chisels will be a few notches above a basic set of bench chisels.

They also can't substitute a slick. Not that it matters for what you do, but a western slick's office is mostly flattening large areas a plane can't get into. As such they're always at least 2" wide or wider, with a longer blade and often with backs flattened almost all the way, contrary to what one might expect knowing past century sharpening mediums.

Japanese "slicks" are for joinery, and compared to regular slicks they have smaller and shorter blades and can go as narrow as 19mm (maybe there's even narrower ones). Unfortunately there's almost no job for a Japanese timber framing push chisel on a typical western frame (or should I say North American frame?). Our timber framing chisels aren't too much shorter lengthwise, also the joinery is less intricate in a sense that there's less long and narrow pockets, we saw most cross-grain cuts and so on.

But at the same time they're so insanely sweet that often I overbuild a piece just to have a chance to use one of these boys.

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