The fine dovetail saw, the jeweller’s saw, and the wood-carving knife all fall into the category of ‘necessary luxuries’. I could probably make do without them – but they will no doubt prove their worth. They are a joy to use.
The Japanese Plane is an indulgence, pure and simple (I already have a beautiful low-angle block plane for lute-making purposes).
I am now faced with the challenge of setting it up. It can be a tricky business, so I understand….
I will report further.