I didn’t feel like working in the shop the last few days. I put my creative efforts to work at the drawing board, instead.
Trying to find detailed instructions for fabricating a kanna dai is challenging. There is a decent explanation of the process in Odate’s book for a standard smoothing plane, but even that is a little on the vague side. So I have been searching the internet and compiling what I can on the topic. I’ve also been putting that information to the test through trial and error. Mostly error I’m afraid. They say we learn more from our mistakes than our successes, so there is that consolation. Anyway, for better or worse I’ve scribbled down my notes on the making of a basic kanna.
Hopefully some of you might find these notes useful. Also, if any of you spot any glaring errors please let me know and I’ll address them.