Kanna Setup (Japanese Plane setup)

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Forum topic by BHolcombe posted 08-13-2016 04:06 PM 1816 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2016 04:06 PM

Hi Gents,

I’m in the process of modifying a Japanese hand plane to become what’s called ‘Hikouki Kanna’, in the first two posts of the series I am setting up the plane in the way that one would setup a finish plane.

I thought you guys may find these posts helpful as some of my regular commenters have commented that they found the information to be quite thorough

Kanna Blade Prep

Kanna Dai Prep


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#1 posted 08-15-2016 08:37 PM

Thanks for posting. I admire the work done with Japanese style planes, but setting them up is beyond my skill level. I did make a plane from wood, but used a conventional plane iron. It works great and even can be used as a Japanese pull style plane, but far from the real thing. I won’t get the filmy ribbons of wood shavings.

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 09:37 PM

Thanks Ron. I think that it’s just getting one thing right at a time and eventually the plane is running well. They are not always problem free for me, but knowing how to solve problems has helped a lot. I transfer this same info back to Western planes and it helps me there just as well.

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