|Project by mafe||posted 07-27-2011 11:45 PM||15774 views||20 times favorited||26 comments|
Japanese scraper plane Dai-Naoshi-Kanna (Scraper plane)
Krenov style build – Japanese style.
Time for learning a little Japanese…
A symbioses between a Japanese Tachi-Ba-Kanna (standing blade) and a Krenov style scraper plane, made for the purpose of tuning the sole of Japanese hand planes.
My kind sister brought me some Japanese chisels and a plane from her travel in Korea and this inspired me to look a little into Japanese tools. So while on holyday I read the book The care and use of Japanese woodworking tools of Kip Mesirow & Ron Herman (not so impressed) and the wonderful and so inspiring book Japanese woodworking tools their tradition spirit and use by Toshio Odate (please read this book).
After reading Toshio’s words that we must earn our right to use a tool, and that we should not have better tools than we can and will use, I decided to start with my head down and so ordered two planes from a Japanese guy who wrote they were almost new but not working… So I got two more Japanese planes, nothing fancy but with laminated irons and it showed out they were in desperate need for tuning.
The story of tuning I will blog another day, it was great fun and a great learning experience.
1. The Dai-Naoshi-Kanna with the fist shaves.
2. Krenov style build with 95 degrees set of the blade and a straight slope as the Japanese planes.
3. Glue and clamping, I choose to make it with no cross pins.
4. Body with metal cross pin, a cut down block plane blade and a wood wedge (this is not Japanese).
The Japanese plane blades are tapered so they wedge them self into the plane body.
5. The Japanese planes are pulled not pushed this defines the shape.
6. My little Japanese family together with the new guy on the block.
The plane works really fine, even I would prefer softer steel for the iron, since a plane iron is quite hard and therefore not easy to give a burr without breaking the edge.
And finally a thank you to my buddy Bertha for the wonderful book Making and mastering wood planes by David Finck, I used it for inspiration and advice.
My blog on setting up Japanese hand planes. http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/24608
Hope it can bring some inspiration.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.