Tag Archives: Kanna

Concluding the Kanna Journey-Actually Just the Beginning

OK…I’m sure that you all are getting tired of my posting about kanna.  I have to admit that it does seem like my life has been all kanna, all the time for the last several weeks.  Even management has been … Continue reading

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Kanna on the Cheap

Earlier this week I need to place an order thru Amazon.  Since I have been doing so much searching on the internet for kanna, Amazon presented me with some “suggested items”.  One those was a very inexpensive little block plane … Continue reading

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Kanna Fabrication Notes-with Notes

After reading a few of the comments from my last post it is clear that I should have added a little background information pertaining to the drawings that I posted on kanna fabrication.  I’ve been so immersed in this subject … Continue reading

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Kanna Fabrication Notes

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 … Continue reading

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Hira Kanna Remake-Part 2

In Part 1 I recounted my trying weekend in the shop while remaking the dai block to turn this blade into a functioning kanna.  So now that I solved  the mystery of the skewed blade and fixed the chip in … Continue reading

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Birthing a Hira-Kanna(common plane)

This blog has been quiet as of late, which usually indicates that not much is happening in my wood shop.  In this instance though, that is not the case.  I’ve been in the shop almost everyday trying to get my head … Continue reading

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Kanna Blade Identification-Can you Help?

I’m asking for your help.  I was recently asked about the blade in one of my kanna.  That question made me realize that I know nothing about the Japanese plane blades that I own.  I’m hoping that some of you … Continue reading

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