|Project by mafe||posted 07-29-2011 02:04 AM||3492 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Japanese Kanna’s (hand planes)
Brought back to life.
This is the two Kanna’s (hand planes) I brought back to life in the ‘Japanese tools #1: Japanese hand plane KANNA setup blog’: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/24608
Reading Toshio Odate’s inspire ring words in his book ‘Japanese woodworking tools their tradition spirit and use’ where he tells a story of how his learning master took a expensive Kanna (hand plane) away from Toshio that he had just bought but never used and never gave it back to him again, this because Toshio was not yet skilled enough to own a plane of that quality his master said. This made me all fired up to learn, to earn my right to use a Japanese hand plane.
So I decided to start modest and ordered two planes from a guy in Japan, he wrote the Kanna’s were almost new but not working… This seemed for me like the perfect place to start, to understand why, and hopefully to find out why, and then make them work (or to give up and use my Stanley’s – laugh).
1. The 245mm long Chu-shiko (smoothing plane).
2. The 150mm long Chu-shiko (block plane).
3. Setup of chip breaker.
4. Sharpening the blades.
5. Fitting the blade.
6. Truing and setting up the sole of a Japanese blade.
The planes now work really well and I am an even happier rhykenologist now!
Hope it can bring some inspiration.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.