Bought my first Japanese plane today

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Blog entry by asiago posted 03-22-2015 06:01 PM 1746 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have two planes – a little crappy Buck Bros block plane that I’ve been trying to forget I ever bought. And an old pre-war Stanley Bailey #4 that needs some serious help.

Today I ordered my first Japanese plane, a “Kakuri Mini Kanna”. I had it on my amazon wishlist and it dropped in price by $8 so I bought it today. This:

A rather small price/investment for a beginner.

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#1 posted 03-22-2015 06:37 PM

Hmmmm, when I saw the title, for some reason I wondered if you bought one of THESE :-)

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#2 posted 03-22-2015 08:39 PM

Exciting, please post a review once you’ve taken it for a spin. There’s some great online resources for setting up and using Japanese planes, some of these are overkill, but I found them really interesting:

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 09:36 PM

Awesome, thanks for the links to these resources, they’ll help me out a lot. I’ll definitely post a review!

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 02:46 AM


Congrats on your purchase! What a sweet looking little plane! And what a price too!!!!! Awesome!

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