|Project by mafe||posted 11-26-2013 10:10 PM||2997 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
Japanese Kiwa Kanna
back to life
I got this beautiful old Kiwa Kanna (skewed hand plane) from Japan, for next to nothing, fully aware of the crack in the body.
The truth is I bought it with out hoping to restore it, out of interest and to study it.
But when I got it I realized that it was fixable.
And so I gave it a shot, to see if I could bring it back to life.
2. Drilling into the body, shows that there are metal inside…
3. Cut the end to get to the metal and look what I dig out, I also make a piece of hardwood to close it up after.
4. A Danish coin will be the washer on the threaded rod that will fix the problem, this to give it a new history.
5. After bolting it together, time to glue the hardwood in place.
6. Crack closed up, body restored – plane back to life.
I choose to let the repair be visible, think this is more honest.
It works as a dream after a sharpening and so it is now in use with my Japanese tools.
You can read more about Kanna’s in my Japanese tools blog series:
(Another post from the never posted archive – lol).
_Hope it can be a inspiration to fix and not give up,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.