Hand Plane 刨子 – Traditional Chinese Woodworking Tool
Hand Plane 刨子 – Traditional Chinese Woodworking Tool
中国传统木工木匠的刨子。In this video I show you how to make a traditional Chinese woodworking hand plane. This is the first in a planned 7 video-series focusing on Chinese woodworking tools that are both traditional and different from European and English tools. Project 28.
Checkout the links below where I show you how to make a variety of traditional Chinese woodworking tools.
How to make 7 traditional Chinese woodworking Tools:
1. Chinese hand plane 刨子 (https://youtu.be/9jrX-QHzhnM)
2. Chinese frame saw 锯 (https://youtu.be/33THmn0aHic)
3. Chinese dovetail Plane 燕尾刨 (https://youtu.be/11CTsG7u-ik)
4. Chinese Knife Saw 刀锯 (https://youtu.be/nTM2PtFrSEM)
5. Chinese cutting gauge 勒刀子 (https://youtu.be/-2XMqwVIDbY)
6. Chinese bevel gauge 活尺 (https://youtu.be/O9N8jvl2CTw)
7. Chinese styled half moon marking gauge 线勒子 (https://youtu.be/DixOOxuC3JM)
7b. Offset plate for easy layout of mortise and tenon (https://youtu.be/lIip-31IIZI)
7c. Foolproof Angled mortise and tenon with the half moon Chinese marking gauge and Offset Plate (https://youtu.be/-IkgvolZJmE)
Chinese woodworking hand plane free plans:
Chinese traditional woodworking hand plane layout. 中国传统刨子蓝图。 pic.twitter.com/iT5ajXrZDV
— John Z Zhu (@polywright) November 1, 2017
Traditional Chinese Hand Plane by master Xing Quian Sheng (幸全生)
The Chinese handplane is different from it’s European counter part is the way that it is held. The Chinese plane can be used in many hand positions; such as one handed, pushed, pulled, w/ or w/o the hand.
The next planned Chinese woodworking project is a frame saw. The Chinese frame saw is very similar to the German (European) framesaw in the way they look. There are subttle differences in the design that makes their use very different.
Thank you for watching, I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you have any questions.
John Z Zhu
2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Hi John – A beautiful plane!!!!!!!!!!! I was surprised that you didn’t use a clamping caul with such a thin sole capping. Even though you used many clamps the surface area of the clamps is very small. A caul would spread the clamping pressure and you would not need so many clamps. As long as you chose a slightly softer wood for the caul you will achieve perfect clamping and gluing. You have however inspired me to make some planes and I have quite a lot of Bubinga. Do you think that would be a good choice or would you just use it as a sole capping? Great video!!!
Hey John, i purchased a kanna and the blade and chip breaker is going right through when I try to put them back in. How can i correct the problem? Thanks!
thank you highly appreciated…😆
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Great job 🛠️👍❤️
Nice hand plane sir…
Great job! I will wait for new stories.
How do you sharpen the blade?
Are front corners ground back or left straight?
How wide is throat front to back?
What is the bevel angle and edge angle?
I’d love to know what it is about videos like these that anyone couldn’t like? A guy sharing his knowledge, for free, really what’s not to like?
Beautifully done. The result looks amazing
Just found your channel looking for how to build Chinese wood planes. Well done on this video. I am very interested in Chinese woodworking tools. Thank you for this channel. I look forward to watching more of your content.
could it scrap cheese?
Thank you so much!
As a Chinese guy, I want to do more woodworking with Chinese planes. Mujingfang no longer has this type of plane available in the US. HNT Gordon is good but pricy.
I may buy some excellent white steel Japanese blades and make some planes like yours!
Very good and nice invention I like it
It kind of reminds me of a wooden Dutch shoe…. But it does look cool, I like it
Do you have any experience using a centipede plane, wugong bao, 蜈蚣刨子
Beautiful plane. Thanks.
I liked this video and your doing the work! Outstanding, John!
Have you a plan to do a video to show the chinese bow drill like the boat builders use? I saw it once in a book years ago but cant find it again. I think it uses a hand made drill bit shaped like a spear point. I think its bigger and powerfuller than the viking style ones
This is pretty cool. You have an interesting collection and a new subscriber 😊
That is beautiful work! You make it look so simple.
Hi John, Could you possibly provide some advice on how to properly set up a Chinese hand plane. greatly appreciate your careful explanation of building. Any other tips and tricks in setting or using the Chinese style plane would be great also.
Nice plane man!
Thanks for making these and sharing. I didn’t know that Chinese and Japanese planes worked differently until very recently (I thought all Asian planes were pulled, thought of Japanese woodworking as pretty much the same as all Asian traditions, etc.) I recently got to listen to someone who studied specifically chinese joinery and case making, and I love to learn more about Chinese woodworking.
My grandpa got his first plane when he was 15 and it looked like a smaller version of this. He is now 68 and still uses that plane to this day.
Really cool! One day I’ll get the confidence to make my own planes… would really like to give it a shot..
Thanks for posting these videos, I am very interested in Chinese woodworking and the tools used. Is good to see, as there just is not much information out there about these tools and techniques. Keep up the good work, I cannot wait to see what projects you are working on next!
Beautiful results, looking forward to seeing more of these
What’s the difference from a Chinese wood working plane and a Japanese one?
Thank you for the lesson and demonstration very interesting
what have all angles you draw wood first, how can made if not hav fact all dimensions and angles
Tienes planos para copiar?
I don’t know if there is some similar Chinese tool (I got here specifically because I wanted to learn about traditional Chinese woodworking tools), but after using the axe for rough shaping you can refine the shape further with a drawknive, before switching to rasps and sandpaper.
i think im gonna try and make one 😀
Hi John! I am fun of woodworking and I just started working on little projects around my home, so, my question is " from where do I order the blades?".
Nice curves on the plane
John, I really like this video and intend to start making wood planes in both the Chinese and European styles. I do have 2 questions though. 1 – what size blade did you use and 2 – have you made any other wood planes. Thanks for the post.
Remember folks if you don’t have that many clamps you have string 😀