Tool Test: New Joint Tweakers Will Float Your Boat

By Robert W. Lang
Page: 27

From the November 2009 issue #179
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Floats are interesting tools; they’re similar to a file and a rasp, but with grooves across the working surface that act like a gang of scrapers. They excel at tweaking tenons and modifying mortises to achieve a perfect fit. With a good float, you can remove wood in miniscule, controlled amounts and leave a nice-looking surface behind.

Sawmaker Mike Wenzloff recently alerted us to these Iwasaki Japanese floats and after giving his a try, I ordered some in for testing. What sparked my interest was the quality of the tools, and when I learned the price I was even more curious.


From the November 2009 issue #179
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