Intro to Kanna and Japanese planes (September 26 & 28)

Sale price Price $400.00 Regular price

Build your Kanna by hand. A fundamental tool for any craftsperson’s toolbox, the Japanese hand plane is not only visually beautiful, but incredibly versatile for both shaping and finishing wood.

Held over two days, this intermediate-level course will cover comprehensively how to make and tune your own smoothing plane.

We will begin by selecting our own Japanese traditionally hand-forged steel blades and locally sourced hardwood materials. We will then build the necessary skills to maintain and use a completed, ready-to-take-home precision woodworking tool.

The cost includes a 42mm Swedish steel blade, crafted uniquely for this course, a premium quality beech plane body, and 10 hours of instruction by a Japanese hand plane specialist. Some prior hand tool experience is valuable, but not required for participation.

Each student will need their own:

  • Hammer

  • 24-32mm chisel

  • ~3mm chisel

  • Combination square with protractor (or equivalent)

  • Pencil or marking knife

  • Small file

If you would like the shop to purchase these tools on your behalf, please choose the "I need tools" option when registering. 

Course Date 
Thursday September 26th 6:00 - 9:30pm and Saturday September 28th 9:00am - 5:00pm

(10.5 hours)

Ben Viertelhausen

*Courses are non-refundable and not transferable to another date. Please ensure they work with your schedule.