MaFe style Kanna jointer II
Japan meets Krenov
In this part I will fit the kanna-mi (plane iron) into the dai (body), to the Japan meets Krenov Naga-Dai-Kanna (jointer plane) I build when I visited my friend Jamie in Scotland last summer.
This is the kanna I build in Scotland, but never had the time to finish.
So back in the work shop.
The dai (body) held firmly in place on the bench.
Tools for fitting the kanna-mi (plane iron) in the dai (body).
File with side teeth’s.
A homemade mini saw from jigsaw blade (I use them for knife making).
A fine rasp.
As you see I fitted the iron quite close when building the dai, but I backed it up a little, so there would be possibility for tuning and adjusting once the iron was ready.
Also I have marked up for the uragane-dome (pin for the cap iron).
This by tapping the iron down, then pacing the cap iron on top and drawing a line on top – then I decide where the pin goes (app center of cap iron) and mark that up, in this way I can transfer the lines and distance to the outside of the dai (body) for later drilling.
What’s needed is to first fit the blade to the omote-najimi (bed) and then to the oshi-mizo (ditches).
You can also read quite a lot more about fitting the blade in my first Japanese tools blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/24608 , here you can also see what to do if it becomes to loose.
Now it’s all up to precision and patience.
No need to take pictures of this, I spend half a hour.
Once the iron fits I double check for the placement of the pin and offset it a wee bit closer to the blade, to make sure I have a tight fit.
Then drill and remember to put a backing wood, to avoid tear out.
Both sides. ;-)
“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda…
For pin I had a old tabletop birthday flag pole… Cut!
Here a close up of the drilling, you can see I put the hole a wee bit under the marking for at tight fit.
“Not if anything to say about it I have” – Yoda
The pin are hammered in and I make it just shy of the surface.
Kanna-mi in place!
Uragane in place and it fits just perfect.
Adjusting the blade and shaves starts to fly out the mouth.
It works perfectly, looks like a gem and, cuts like a Japanese sword and make the most beautiful sound.
My ohhhh I did it!
A Japan meets Krenov jointer kanna.
“Foreplay, cuddling – a Jedi craves not these things” – Yoda
So I better just get into business.
And here the evidence, I made you a short video:
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-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.