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Kanna, chisels and saws #29738 10/14/12 11:31 PM
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Hello,

I tried Japanese kanna this weekend, and I am not planning to buy a few. Any recommendation what I should look for? I want one for rough and one for fine work and maybe one for in between. All to be used for timber framing. I may also look for more chisels, and some saws. I have a few but may look for specialized chisels. and one extra saw. I also welcome advice on these. Santa will be shopping soon.

Serge

Re: Kanna, chisels and saws [Re: treizea] #29742 10/15/12 07:08 AM
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Hi Serge,

Buy your smoother which will be in the neighborhood of 70 mm and maybe even one you keep for rough work, complete. But then get a Dai blank and separate blade and make your own kanna. It's very good practice all laid out well in Odate's book. I have always wanted to try a kanna smaller than the smoothers, closer to 50 mm. You'll maybe want the bottom conditioner to go along with them.

Greetings,

Don Wagstaff

Last edited by D Wagstaff; 10/15/12 07:10 AM.

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