The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.
15047 Smoothing plane, part of collection of Japanese woodworking tools, wood / iron, maker unknown, Japan, before 1887. Click to enlarge.

Wooden smoothing tool from Japan

Made
(From) Collection of Carpenters' tools:- Small smoothing plane of hardwood like beech. 4" x 1 1/2" x 1", iron 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", somewhat similar to English make but much thicker, No.57 (SB). Carpenter's tools, Japanese (LC1). Small smoothing plane of hardwood like beech, 4" x 1 1/2" x 1", iron plane 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" (LC2). Japanese smoothing plane, L100mm, W31mm, wood and steel construction; stock is of a light coloured hardwood, no handles; tapered iron sits well towards the heel and plane is a …

Summary

Object No.

15047

Object Statement

Smoothing plane, part of collection of Japanese woodworking tools, wood / iron, maker unknown, Japan, before 1887

Physical Description

(From) Collection of Carpenters' tools:- Small smoothing plane of hardwood like beech. 4" x 1 1/2" x 1", iron 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", somewhat similar to English make but much thicker, No.57 (SB). Carpenter's tools, Japanese (LC1). Small smoothing plane of hardwood like beech, 4" x 1 1/2" x 1", iron plane 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" (LC2). Japanese smoothing plane, L100mm, W31mm, wood and steel construction; stock is of a light coloured hardwood, no handles; tapered iron sits well towards the heel and plane is a shallow rectangular shape in cross section; a metal loop is nailed into heel of plane; cutting iron set at an angle to bed of sole (OF).

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1887

Acquisition Date

20 May 1887

Cite this Object

Harvard

Wooden smoothing tool from Japan 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 December 2022, <https://ma.as/4370>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/4370 |title=Wooden smoothing tool from Japan |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=6 December 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

Incomplete

This object record is currently incomplete. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.