MaFe style Kanna II - Japan meets Krenov

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MaFe style Kanna II
Japan meets Krenov

1. The Naga-Dai-Kannas first shaves.
2. The old Japanese kanna-mi (plane iron) that inspired me to the project.
3. Restoring the blade.
4. Resetting the edge of a Japanese kanna-mi.
5. Fitting the kanna.mi in the dai (body).
6. Drilling for the uragane-dome (pin).

This post is from the blog:

This is kind of cheating – since I did post the plane earlier, but at that time it was only the dai (body) that was done, but I was just so proud, that I could not wait, to share the build I did in Scotland, during the visit to my friend Jamies place.
Now the kanna is up and running and I posted two blogs: one about restoring the old Japanese plane iron and one about the final setup and mounting of the plane iron.
(So those who don’t like recycle posts, run away fast). ;-)

For quite some time now I have had three wishes that I wanted to fulfill in one project.
1. To have a Japanese Naga-Dai-Kanna (jointer plane).
2. To combine the Krenov plane building style with Japanese planes.
3. To find use of a beautiful old hand forged Japanese plane iron that I had purchased some time back.
This project was making this possible and was made while I visited my friend Jamie in Scotland.
Now it is finally a reality.

The build in Scotland:
The restore of the blade:

Hope this post can bring some inspiration, who knows, perhaps we will see some MaFe san style planes in the future, I have searched the web and not found even one made in this way.

Jamie please look at the blog and thank you for making this possible.

Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 151 days ago

That is a stunning tool. Well done. You should be extremely proud. What are the dimensions of the Dai? And what are your blade and bevel angles? I have been playing around with japanese style planes for a while and would really like to make something like this to add to the arsenal.

Take care

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#2 posted 151 days ago

Also been playing with Korean styles, do you have any info on them?
Take care

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#3 posted 151 days ago

Nice blend of two worlds. I look forward to reading the blog.

-- Owen, Lethbridge, Alberta

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#4 posted 151 days ago

You’re sheer love of tools delights us all Mafe, and as always a history lesson, : )

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 151 days ago

Nice, the shavings look nice. Very long in the front,
I have always wondered if you have planed an area, then wouldn’t you want the back really long, since that is already trued???

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 151 days ago

Sweet Mads, as is life itself.
Your loving attention to detail is all over this fine instrument.
I think if someone showed me this plane and asked who might have made it, I could answer correctly.
This is a very Mads plane.

Very best thoughts


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 151 days ago

Another great plane Mafe. You are sinking deeper in Japanese woodworking tools.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 151 days ago

Wonderful plane Mads! I always like to learn from your creativity!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Don W

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#9 posted 151 days ago

Well done again

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 151 days ago

wow, that is so cool and beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 151 days ago

Very fine job on that , my friend. You are a true detailed toolmaker.artist!!...Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 151 days ago

Nice plane and that is something on my to do list since I only have a block plane but nothing larger .
Have to look at irons and the blogs sure will be some great help .

-- Kiefer 松

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#13 posted 151 days ago

Nice job Mads!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#14 posted 150 days ago

Looking good!

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 150 days ago

Great Plane Mads
Enjoyed the sounds of the Shaves
Jamie :)’s

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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